Two-Child Limit

Since 6 April 2017 families are generally only able to claim support through Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit or Income Support for a maximum of two children.

Families will not be paid an additional amount for more than two children, unless the children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.

More information about the two-child limit in Universal Credit and Income Support can be accessed at nidirect:

Information on the application of the two-child limit in Tax Credits is at