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Guardian's Allowance is an allowance for people bringing up a child because one or both of their parents has died. You must be getting Child Benefit for the child.
You are entitled to it if you are bringing up a child and:
Both their parents have died
Or has one parent died and:
Their parents were divorced
The surviving parent cannot be traced or is in prison
If YES to one of the above, claim Guardian's Allowance.
You do not have to be the child's legal guardian to get Guardian's Allowance.
You may be able to get Guardian's Allowance if the child's parents were never married.
For the eldest child who qualifies £8.20
For each other child who qualifies £16.55
If you are entitled, claim straight away. If you delay you may lose benefit.
Get a claim pack from your social security office or by ringing the Child Benefit Centre on 0845 302 1444.
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