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.