4. Restart your Child Benefit

You can restart your Child Benefit if:

To restart your Child Benefit, either:

Only the person who stopped the benefit, their appointee or authorised agent can restart the payments.

Payments usually start again the Monday after your request is received. The Child Benefit Office will write telling you how much backdated Child Benefit you’ll get (if any).

Responsibilities after your Child Benefit restarts

You (or your partner) will have to pay any tax charge on the benefit received from the restart date if your income is over £50,000.

You must report any changes to your family life that affect your Child Benefit.

Use the Child Benefit tax calculator to work out if you’re affected by the tax charge.