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Child Related Benefits
Background
These are the benefits that are being replaced by Universal Credit for working age claimants.

This means that there are no new claims for these benefits with some limited exceptions.

Click on the links below for more information.


Child Benefit

To help with the costs of bringing up a child.

 

Guardians Allowance

Paid on top pf Child Benefit to those who are looking after a child whose parent/s have died.

 

Maternity / Paternity / Adoption Pay

For those who are taking time off work to look after a baby / newly adopted child.

 

Scottish Child Payment

For parents or carers living in Scotland who have a low income.

 

Special Guardianship Allowance

A discretionary and means-tested payment made by a Local Authority to Special Guardians. 

 

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

For working people who are taking time off work following the death of a child.