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Families and children

There are different types of benefits you may be able to claim, depending on your circumstances.


If you're expecting a baby or adopting then you may be able to get statutory maternity pay or statutory adoption pay through your employer or Maternity Allowance.

If you're looking after a child or young person then you can make a claim for Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit up until they leave full time non-advanced education, or reach the age of 20.

If a child has a disability you may be able to claim Disability Living Allowance for them.

If you're in an area where Universal Credit is fully rolled out then you may need to make a claim for Universal Credit rather than a new claim for Child Tax Credit.

The leaflets attached to this page give you more information on these benefits. You can contact us for a full benefit check or further advice. Tel: 01629 531535 between 11am and 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.