Child benefit

When does child benefit stop?

Child benefit normally stops when your child turns 18. In some cases, it may stop sooner.

When your child turns 18

When your child benefit stops depends on when your child turns 18. If your child has not yet reached the age of 18 on the first day of a quarter, you will get child benefit for that quarter.

Examples:

  • Your child turns 18 on 12 April, which is in the second quarter. Your child was not yet 18 on the first day of the 2nd quarter. You will therefore still get child benefit for the second quarter.
  • Your child turns 18 on 1 April. That means that your child is 18 on the first day of the second quarter. You will therefore no longer get child benefit as from the second quarter. 

If your child is under 18

The child benefit may stop if: