Child benefit amounts

The child benefit amounts are stated per child per quarter. Child benefit is always paid after the end of a quarter.

Child benefit amounts for the 4th quarter of 2021

Payments will be made on 3 January 2022.

Amount per child per quarter
Child's age Amount
0 to 5 years €224.87
6 to 11 years €273.05
12 to 17 years €321.24

Your child benefit will go up when your child reaches the age of 6 and again at 12. If you want more information about this, go to the page ‘Higher child benefit payments at age 6 and 12’. 

If you have a lot of extra costs for your child, you may qualify for child benefit at twice the basic rate. For example, if your child is living away from home for education reasons or because of illness. Or if your child lives at home but needs extensive care.