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 ?
Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status.
Your bank account details.
You will be asked questions about your residency status.