New Child Benefit Rates for Twins/Triplets


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Child Benefit is paid at the monthly rate of €140 for the first and second child, €167 for the third child and €177 for the fourth and subsequent children.

Child Benefit for twins is payable at one and a half times the normal monthly rate for each child.

Example: Family with 4 children, 1st child + twins + 4th child
1st Child  €140
2nd Child  €210 (€140 + €70)
3rd Child  €250.50 (€167 + €83.50)
4th Child  €177

Child Benefit for triplets is paid at double the normal monthly rate for each child.

Example: Family with 4 children, 1st child + triplets
1st Child €140
2nd Child €280 (€140 x 2)
3rd Child €334 (€167 x 2)
4th Child €354 (€177 x 2 )
Last modified:12/01/2011
 

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