Prove you qualify for Child Benefit

You can normally use your Child Benefit award notice to prove you qualify for Child Benefit.

Child Benefit award notices have replaced Child Benefit numbers as the main way to prove your eligibility. You will not have a Child Benefit number if you first claimed after 23 February 2021.

Check with whoever is asking what proof they need and how up to date it has to be.

If you need other proof you qualify

You may be able to use the following if you need more than your Child Benefit award notice:

  • your latest Tax Credits award notice
  • a bank statement showing Child Benefit going into your account

There may be circumstances where the person or organisation requesting evidence of your Child Benefit will not accept an award notice or bank statement.

If you need other written proof, contact the Child Benefit Office.