The new financial year starts on April 6 in the UK – which brings about a whole host of payment changes for those receiving benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Those on Child Benefit payments will see an increase, with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently confirming changes from April 11, 2022.

This is an increase of 65p and 45p respectively per week and means the new, regular four-weekly payments will be £87.20 for an eldest or only child and £56.00 for any additional children.

New rates per week – from April 2022

  • Eldest or only child – £21.80
  • Additional children – £14.45

How is Child Benefit paid?

The payments come through every four weeks on a Monday or a Tuesday

What age do Child Benefit payments stop?

Child Benefit can be claimed for any child below 16 or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training.