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Child Benefit: Adoption

Treasury written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the child benefit rules to include support to all parents of adopted children.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Child Benefit provides support to all parents of adopted children where those parents are responsible for the adopted children. A person is treated as being responsible for a child, whether that child is adopted or not adopted, where:

  • the child living is with them;

  • they are contributing to the cost of providing for the child at a weekly rate not less than the weekly rate of Child Benefit payable in respect of that child for that week.

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