In this section:

What is Child Benefit and who qualifies?

What is Child Benefit? What is Child Benefit, how much is it and how is it paid

Child Benefit - do you qualify? Check if you're likely to qualify for Child Benefit

Child Benefit if you adopt or foster a child When Child Benefit is payable to adopting and foster parents

Child Benefit if your child is in care Special rules for Child Benefit if your child is looked after by a local authority or Health and Social Services Board or Trust

Child Benefit for children in hospital or residential care If your child lives away from home because of a disability or illness, you can still get Child Benefit in some circumstances

New arrivals to the UK and Child Benefit Information on Child Benefit for non-UK citizens living and working in the UK

Child Benefit if you're living or working abroad Information on Child Benefit for UK citizens living or working overseas, including Crown servants - and for people leaving the UK

Child Benefit if your child lives with someone else If your child lives with a partner, friend, or relative, you may still be able to get Child Benefit