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Child Benefit

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was underpaid in child benefit in each year since 1997. (154316)

Child benefit is paid for each week of entitlement at a fixed weekly rate. The amount of child benefit paid is solely based on the number of children for whom the claimant is responsible.

All eligible claimants of child benefit receive this full weekly entitlement in respect of all eligible children.