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Guardians Allowance

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.

Weekly amounts:

For the eldest child who qualifies £8.00

For each other child who qualifies £17.90

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.

Other Help:

Child Benefit

Funeral Payment

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay

Kinship Care

Guardian's Allowance

Maternity Allowance

Child Tax Credits

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Widows Benefits

Income Support

Working Tax Credit

Housing Benefit

Council Tax Benefit