HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c348W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total amount of child support which will be received by parents in respect of a child in each of the various age brackets (a) when in work, (b) when sick or short-term unemployed and (c) when dependent on supplementary benefit after the changes in child allowances of April 1979 have taken effect.

Mr. Orme

Following is the information in weekly amounts:

Age In work* (a) Sick or short-term unemployed † (b) Dependent on supplementary benefit (c)
£ £ £
Under 5 4.00 4.85 4.40
5.10 4.00 4.85 5.30
11.12 4.00 4.85 6.55
13.15 4.00 4.85 7.95
16.17 4.00 4.85 9.55
18 and over 4.00 ‡ 4.85 ‡ 12.45
* An increase of child benefit of £2 is payable in respect of one child in a one-parent family.
† The rates shown relate to beneficiaries who are either unemployed or sick in the short-term. Higher rates may apply in the case of long-term sickness.
‡ There is an upper age limit of 19 for child benefit and national insurance child dependency increases.