Child benefit

Claim child benefit, rates, tax calculator, Guardian's Allowance, payments and overpayments.

  1. Child Benefit complaints

    Complain about the Child Benefit Office - online complaint form, complaints address and telephone number

  2. Child Benefit for children in hospital or care

    Child Benefit payments if your child goes into hospital or care - when payments stop, reporting the change

  3. Child Benefit if a child or parent dies

    Child Benefit if your child dies or the claimant dies - report the death, when to make a new claim, arrears

  4. Child Benefit if you leave the UK

    How long you get Child Benefit payments for if you go abroad - for both short periods (holidays etc) and if you go to live abroad

  5. Child Benefit if you move to the UK

    Child Benefit if you've moved to the UK from abroad - who qualifies and which countries have an agreement with the UK

  6. Child Benefit if your child lives with someone else

    Child Benefit if your child lives with someone else - when you can claim, multiple claims, change who gets the benefit

  7. Child Benefit number and proof you qualify

    Proof of Child Benefit - what you can use, your Child Benefit number and where to find it

  8. Child Benefit payment dates

    Find out when your Child Benefit payments are due, and payment dates for bank holidays

  9. Child Benefit rates

    Child Benefit rates - weekly amount of child benefit per child

  10. Child Benefit tax calculator

    Work out the Child Benefit you've received and your High Income Child Benefit tax charge

  11. Child Benefit when your child turns 16

    Child Benefit for 16 to 19 year olds - when payments stop or continue, approved education or training, extensions

  12. Claim and deal with Child Benefit for someone else

    Claim or deal with Child Benefit for someone else - if your child has a baby, authorisation form TC689, appointees, voluntary organisations

  13. Claim Child Benefit

    Child Benefit - child benefit rates, eligibility, how to claim, child benefit claim form CH2

  14. Guardian's Allowance

    Guardian's Allowance help if you're looking after a child who is not your own - rates, eligibility, how to claim, appeal a decision

  15. High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge

    High Income Child Benefit Charge - check if you're affected, how and when to pay, stop Child Benefit, restart Child Benefit

  16. Repay Child Benefit overpayments

    Tell HMRC if you think your Child Benefit has been overpaid, how to repay an overpayment

  17. Report changes that affect your Child Benefit

    Types of changes that affect your Child Benefit payments - how and when to report them