If you’re responsible for a child, you can normally get Child Benefit 
for them - even if you’re not their parent. Only one person can claim 
Child Benefit for each child.

These rates are fixed until April 2014.

Who the allowance is for Rate (weekly)
Eldest or only child £20.30
Additional children (per child) £13.40
Guardian’s Allowance (per child) £14.75

Guardian’s Allowance is a benefit you could get if you’re bringing up someone else’s child - it’s paid on top of Child Benefit.

How Child Benefit is paid

Child Benefit is paid into your bank account every 4 weeks. You can get it paid weekly if you’re a single parent or getting certain other benefits, eg Income Support.