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Child Health Benefit - FAQ's


Apply Online - Child Benefit

To apply for Child Benefit online for new or additional Children, you can use the Submit and Send service. Applications processed within 7 working days.

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Before you can use this service you agree to pay £11.94 as part of the Terms & Conditions.
This information and form is also available without charge in the public domain.

Why has my benefit stopped?

There are a number of possible reasons why your benefit may have stopped. Some of the most common reasons are now given, but this is not a complete list:

You will need to contact the Child Benefit Office if they are continuing in full-time further education or approved training. Your Child Benefit payments can then be restarted.

What happens if my payment date falls on a bank holiday?

If your payment is due on a bank holiday you will get this a little earlier than normal, usually the last working day before the bank holiday. Payments due after the bank holiday will be paid on your normal Monday or Tuesday pay date and not earlier.

How Child Benefit can help protect your basic state pension

Home Responsibilities Protection, known as HRP, is a scheme, not a benefit, which helps to protect your basic State Pension if you don't work, or if you work but your earnings are low and you are unable to pay enough National Insurance Contributions for State Pension purposes.

You get HRP automatically for each full tax year that you get Child Benefit for a child under 16. If you are entitled to HRP through Child Benefit for a child under the age of 6, your HRP will enable you to automatically build up entitlement to an additional State Pension through State Second Pension.

Only the person who has claimed and been awarded Child Benefit can get HRP. So it is very important to decide carefully who should claim Child Benefit and get HRP.


Apply Online - Child Benefit

To apply for Child Benefit online for new or additional Children, you can use the Submit and Send service. Applications processed within 7 working days.

Apply Now

Before you can use this service you agree to pay £11.94 as part of the Terms & Conditions.
This information and form is also available without charge in the public domain.