Child benefit – what are you entitled to? [infographic]

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If you’re an expectant parent, it’s important to know what benefits are available during maternity and paternity leave, and beyond. After all, maximising your income really helps even when you feel you’re OK.

There’s lots of help and support available from the Government that’s specifically designed to help parents and families during this important time in your life.

To help make it clear what benefits are available to you, the Money Advice Service has created this really helpful infographic designed to show each benefit the Government provides, if you’re eligible, and how you can apply.

Child benefit building blocks infographic

What benefits can I claim?

As the infographic shows, expectant and new parents could be entitled to any of the following benefits:

  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Sure Star Maternity Grant
  • Prescription and NHS Dental CareHealthy Start Food Vouchers
  • Child Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Childcare Grant
  • Widowed Parents Allowance
  • Guardians Allowance

If you’re not sure what benefits you might be entitled to you can use our quick and easy benefits checker.

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Rory Marshall joined the MoneyAware team in July 2014 after working for our Web Helpline as a debt advisor. In his spare time Rory is a self-confessed technology geek and spends far too much of his spare time on his phone.

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