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What is Child benefit ?

Child benefit is a monthly payment to parents or guardians of children aged 16 years and under.

If your child is in full-time education, training or has a disability and cannot support themselves financially, you are entitled to claim Child benefit up until your child turns 18.

Who can apply ?

  • Parents or guardians of children aged 16 years and under.
  • Parents or guardians of children between 16 and 18 years if the child is in full time education, training or can not support themselves financially due to disability.
  • Non-EU citizens legally working in the State may qualify for Child Benefit if their child is also a resident here. 

What will I be asked ?

Your details.

Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status.

Bank details.

Your bank account details.

Residency status.

You will be asked questions about your residency status.

Child benefit
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