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Guardian’s Allowance

The Guardian’s Allowance differs from Child Benefit. Child Benefit is awarded to a person responsible for a child at birth; The Guardian’s Allowance is paid to a person that has legal responsibility for a child, specifically, that the person is the child’s guardian.

The factsheet explains who is entitled to the Guardian’s Allowance.

  • Adoptive parents
  • Responsible for a child with both parents dead
  • Responsible for a child with one parent dead and the other is either missing, divorcee, in prison, detained in a hospital

Fuller informtaion and useful links are provided in the factsheet.