Overview

A beneficiary who is in receipt of Children’s Allowance is obliged to report any change of circumstances related to eligibility to the allowance to get the right amount of allowance.

What you'll get

The Children’s Allowance payment rate will be revised in line with the change in circumstance.

The payment for this allowance is issued every 13 weeks in advance.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.

You may make use of this online calculator to calculate the potential Children’s Allowance.

An application typically takes 4 weeks to be processed if all accompanying documentation meet the requirements.

Eligibility

You must tell us about all changes in circumstances immediately, not least where:

A separation case in process or finalised, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement will be assessed on the parent’s income with whom the minor/s live/s

A change in care and custody of children, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement is paid to the parent having custody of the children. In certain instances, the grandparents become entitled to the Children’s Allowance entitlement if they have the care and custody of children and living in the same household

Joint custody, whereby each parent will receive 50% the Children‘s Allowance entitlement

A change in marital status due to marriage; civil union; or cohabitation, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement will be assessed on the declared income of both parents with effect from the date of change in status

A change in marital status due to the death of one of the parents, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement is re-assessed on the declared income of one parent with effect from the date of change in status

One of the parents stops working, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement will then be re-assessed on the declared income of one of the parents

A parent becomes entitled to social security benefits, whereby the Children’s Allowance entitlement will then be re-assessed in accordance to the social security benefits entitlement

The Children’s Allowance entitlement is awarded as a flat-rate and the declared income of both parents does not exceed the threshold as per year of assessment, the Children’s Allowance entitlement will then be re-assessed in accordance to declared income of both parents

Application forms:

For the period between 5th January 2019 and 3rd January 2020, please click here

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.