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Benefits for families with children

Benefit entitlement from pregnancy to when your child is no longer dependent on you, both for parents and those caring for children. The ABC guide makes it clear to see how and when to claim.

The ABC (Advice on Benefits for Children) guide

This is a guide to identify benefit entitlement from pregnancy to when your child is no longer dependent on you.  It is for both parents and those caring for children.

It contains information about:

  • Benefits and grants for pregnant mothers
  • Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance for the under 16s and sources of help for children with disabilities
  • Other sources of help, including free school meal and uniform grants and the Discretionary Assistance Fund.

Child Benefit

Forthcoming benefit changes that will affect benefits for families with children

In Swansea from December 2016, the benefit cap will reduce the amount of benefit income a family can be paid form £26,000 to £20,000 per year.  Initially this sounds like a lot of money, but when you consider that this includes Child Benefit and Housing Benefit many families, especially those with three or more children will see that the amount of money that they have left for basic essential items will reduce.

Further changes will be introduced from April 2017 which will restrict the number of children a family can claim for to two.

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