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Family Support Payment

Family Support Payments are intended to help families who get child benefit with the increased costs of heating their homes following extraordinary rises in fuel costs during recent months.

A second round of Family Support Payments is to be made to people who get child benefit for a period which includes 10 October 2022.

Payments will be made automatically in early November. You don't need to make a claim.

If you qualify, the payment will be made to you in the same way as you receive your child benefit.

The amount of Family Support Payment you’ll get is explained below.

You may get a Family Support Payment even if you (or your partner) have received an Energy Support Payment.

Family Support Payments don’t affect entitlement to any other social security benefit you may get.

You won’t get a Family Support Payment if you’re not entitled to child benefit.

Amount of Family Support Payment

The amount of a Family Support Payment you’ll get depends on:

  • how many children or young persons you get child benefit for and

  • how much 'reckonable income' you have been assessed to have for child benefit purposes

Basic amount

Everyone who gets child benefit will get a basic amount. The amount you’ll get is shown in the table below.

Amount of incomeAmount of basic family support payment
£50,000 or less £300.00
More than £50,000 but not more than £60,000 £225.00
More than £60,000 but not more than £70,000 £150.00
More than £70,000 but not more than £80,000 £75.00

Additional amounts

If you get child benefit for 2 children, or for one child and one young person, you’ll also get an additional amount of £50.00.

Or, if you get child benefit for 3 or more children, or the total number of children and qualifying young persons you get child benefit for is 3 or more, you’ll get an additional amount of £100.00.

Unlike the basic amount, these additional amounts are not reduced if your reckonable income is more than £50,000.

More information

For more information contact the Child Benefit Team byemail to childbenefit@gov.im or phone +44 1624 685107. 

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