All You Need To Know About Child Benefit

If you are responsible for a child under the age of 16 years old and earn less than £50,000 per year you are eligible to claim child benefit. You can claim child benefit for a child in your care up to the age of 20 if they are in full time education like college or university.

You may still be eligible to claim child benefit if you or your partner earn more than £50,000 pounds per year, however you will have to pay it back with extra income tax.

For example, you will pay back at least 1% of every £100 pounds over your income of £50,000, so claiming child benefit may not be viable to some families.

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Child Benefit Form & Document Download

All our child benefit forms come directly from the gov.uk website. To download the child benefit form simply click any of the provided links below and your selected document will be downloaded onto your chosen device.

Complete the Child Benefit Form Online

To complete any of the child benefit forms online you will need to download it to your chosen device, once downloaded you will need to open the form with Adobe Reader.

Once you have completed the form you can save it to your device you can send it to the gov.uk child benefit office at the address below:

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/shortforms/form/CBO_General

You may also be required to send in your child’s birth certificate, you may need to speak to a representative to find out if you can scan the documents or send in original to DWP.

Printing and Sending Your Child Benefit Form

If you followed the steps above you should have your child benefit form saved to your device, open the form with any PDF viewer and select print.

Once it’s completed you will need to send it to following address:

HM Revenue and Customs – Child Benefit Office
PO Box 1
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE88 1AA
United Kingdom

What Is the Child Benefit Rate?

The current child benefit rate for 2019/2020 is as follows:

Your 1st child: £20.70 (Week) or £89.70 (A Month)

Second child £13.70 (Week) or £59.36 (A Month)

There are now as of April 2017 restrictions on how many children you can claim child benefit for, if your children are born on or after April 2017 and you already claim for two or more children you are no longer entitled to claim for any further children.

If you are already have an active claim for three or more children prior to April 2017, you will still receive your entitlement until your children are 16 or until they have left higher education.

Child Benefit Contact Number and Address

For general child benefit inquiries use the contact number below

Number: 0300 200 3100 (Charged your standard rate)

Outside of the UK: +44 161 210 3086 (Standard Rates Apply)

Lines are open from Monday to Friday 8AM to 8PM

Saturday Open from 8AM to 4PM

Lines are closed on Sundays

Child Benefit Office Address:

HM Revenue and Customs – Child Benefit Office
PO Box 1
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE88 1AA
United Kingdom

Child benefit and Universal Credit

Child benefit is a separate benefit compared to universal credit, you can claim child benefit separately from new or existing universal credit claim. Your payment of child benefit will be separate from any other claim you make with the DWP.