Special Rules during COVID
During the COVID pandemic, it might be difficult to register the birth of a newborn child.
New parents need to fill in form CH2, but should add a note saying they have been unable to register the birth. If you are already claiming Child Benefit and need to update the claim for a new child, you can fill in the CH2 form, or add the details by calling the Child Benefit Helpline on 0300 200 3100.
How much will you get?
How will it be paid?
How long is it paid for?
Adoptions and fostering
Looking after someone else’s child
If you’ve moved to the UK
What if your child starts work or claims benefits?
High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge
What counts as income
To work out if your income is over the threshold, you will need to work out your ‘adjusted net income’. Your adjusted net income is your total taxable income before any personal allowances and less things like Gift Aid.
Claim on behalf of someone
You are accepted as an appointee
You can apply as an individual or as a voluntary organisation.
How to claim
Make a claim for the first time
Add a child to an existing claim
Child Benefit helpline
T: 0300 200 3100
Welsh language: 0300 200 1900
Textphone: 0300 200 3103
Outside UK: +44 161 210 3086
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
If you do not meet this criteria, you’ll need to make a new claim by post. Fill in Child Benefit form CH2 and send it to the Child Benefit Office. The address is on the form.
Claiming Child Benefit for someone else
You may be able to manage someone else’s Child Benefit claim.