Child Benefit Quarterly Statistical Enquiry: February 2003 (Revised 24 June 2003)
Some Child Benefit tables have been withdrawn since their release on the 19th June. The remaining tables containing headline figures are available in the following Excel workbook. If you require any additional breakdowns of Child Benefit please contact Sarah Bolton on 0191 225 9674.
Child Benefit Quarterly Statistical Enquiry
Before April 1977 families with two or more children could get Family Allowance. From 5 April 1977, Child Benefit replaced Family Allowance and brought all children into the scheme. Child Benefit is normally paid for children up to the age of 16.
If a child is in full-time non-advanced education (i.e. up to A-level standard) at a recognised educational establishment, benefit may be paid for them until they are 19.
Child Benefit can also be paid for a short period for 16 or 17 year olds who have just left school and are registered for work or work based training for young people.
A higher rate of Child Benefit for the eldest or only child, known as Child Benefit (Lone Parent) was payable to most people bringing up children on their own until 6 July 1998. From that date it is only payable to existing recipients and people in specified circumstances making new claims. This includes lone parents who were receiving the lone parent rate of family premium in Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance and move into work and lone parents ceasing to receive a specified benefit: Childs Special Allowance for the eldest dependent child; the higher rate of Industrial Death Benefit for the child; or an increase for the eldest dependent child with either Widowed Mothers Allowance, War Widows Pension, Retirement Pension, Industrial Disablement Pension (which includes Unemployability Supplement), or Invalid Care Allowance.
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|Table 1:||Number of families with children receiving Child Benefit at 28 February 2003 by country|
|Table 2:||Number of children receiving Child Benefit at 28 February 2003 by country|