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[mass noun] (in the UK) regular payment by the state to the parents of a child up to a certain age:‘child benefit will go up to £10 a week’
- ‘For all families with overall incomes of £50,000 or less the Child Tax Credit with child benefit will be £1,400 a year.’
- ‘One said he was paying €9,000 a year in childcare but the cost would remain high to parents even with increased child benefit payments.’
- ‘We are projecting healthy profits from next year on, so I think we will be able to save much of our child benefit payments from then.’
- ‘There will, however, be increases in a range of social welfare payments, particularly child benefit.’
- ‘Every week, the family receives £482 income support and £71 child benefit.’
- ‘For example, not every government pays out child benefit to parents.’
- ‘They will be able to assist people with pension, child benefit and grant applications.’
- ‘The cornerstone of child support in Scotland, child benefit, continues.’
- ‘Payment of child benefit until the completion of full-time education would effectively entail the abolition of the age condition.’
- ‘These included record welfare payment increases, especially in pensions and child benefit.’
- ‘So, I send back all the forms saying I don't earn anything except child benefit and tax credits.’
- ‘The current administration has opted for child benefit instead of tax relief to help parents.’
- ‘Many parents choose to save their child benefit.’
- ‘With no tax credit payments, she says she is making do with child benefit to get by.’
- ‘Immigrants to Britain who do get work will be eligible for child benefit and tax credits immediately.’
- ‘If both of you have jobs in the south, child benefit will continue to be paid by the Department of Social and Family Affairs here.’
- ‘To that end, child benefit payments to all parents regardless of income will level off once promised increases are met.’
- ‘The Post Office wishes to assure its customers that they can continue collecting pensions, child benefit and other benefits from the Post Office.’
- ‘Take your pick among child benefit, children's tax credit, working families tax credit and childcare tax credits.’
- ‘He was therefore eligible for income support, housing benefit and child benefit on the same conditions as a British citizen.’
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