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Child benefit calculator

Find out how much you'll be paid in child benefit based on how many children you have and your and your partner's earnings.

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Calculate your child benefit

Calculate your child benefit

Child benefit is a monthly government payment, paid out to anyone who is responsible for a child. The more children you look after, the more you'll receive.

The benefit isn't strictly means-tested, but you will have to pay a 'high-income child benefit charge' if you or your partner earns more than £50,000 a year.

The tax charge increases for every pound over £50,000 you earn, and if you earn over £60,000, will equal your full payment.

But regardless of your salary, it is always worth signing up if you or your partner have taken time out of work to look after children, as child benefit also gives you National Insurance credits.

You can find out more in our child benefit guide, including the rates, eligibility and how the high-income tax charge works.

Use our calculator below to find out how much child benefit you'll receive.