Child benefit at twice the basic rate for a child living at home who needs extensive care

If you have a child living at home who needs extensive care, you can get child benefit at twice the basic rate providing your child is aged 3 or older, and under 18. The SVB does not have the expertise to assess a child’s care needs. Instead, we ask the Care Needs Assessment Centre ( CIZ) to make this assessment and give us their opinion. 

See whether it would be worthwhile to submit a claim

If your child needs a lot of care and you want to know whether you may be eligible for child benefit at twice the basic rate, fill in the questions below.

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