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Benefits: Parental Shared Residence

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision there is for splitting child benefits and allowances between parents awarded shared residence; and if he will make a statement. (113053)

The rules that determine when a personal allowance and any appropriate premiums for a child can be awarded are broadly linked to child benefit rules. As current provision does not allow child benefit to be divided between two individuals, there is therefore no provision in DWP benefits for payments for a child to be split between parents in cases where shared residence has been awarded.