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Child Benefit Update April 2020

The Government published up to date information on Child benefit including who is entitled to receive it at

The Child Benefit rates have increased to:
· £21.05 per week for the eldest child (or only child)
· £13.95 per week, per any additional child
Payments will be made to those who are entitled to receive and claim child benefit on a four weekly basis on either a Monday or a Tuesday, into one nominated bank account.

We are aware the payment of Child Benefit, often causes tension, when families have separated and haven’t been able to establish clear and transparent arrangements for the care of their children.

The government guidance is clear for separated families:

If a family splits up, you get £21.05 a week for the eldest child.
If you have 2 children and one stays with you and the other stays with your ex-partner, you’ll both get £21.05 a week for each child.
If you both claim for the same child, only one of you will get Child Benefit for them.
If you have other children who are entitled to Child Benefit, you’ll get £13.95 for each child.

If your family is having difficulties making arrangements for the care of children, we are here to help!

Our experienced Solicitor Mediators, help provide a safe and confidential way to discuss and establish and record what care arrangements will work for your family.

We are offering mediation services during the current Covid 19 Pandemic ,remotely by visual conferencing for private and Legally Aided parties.

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Our experienced co-ordinators will contact you.

Using mediation was very useful for my circumstances and was dealt with, very good indeed and things always explained clearly