Form

Claim Child Benefit for one or more children

Complete the CH2 form to claim Child Benefit for up to 2 children, and CH2(CS) form to claim Child Benefit for more than 2 children.

Documents

Claim Child Benefit (form (CH2) fill in on screen)

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Claim Child Benefit (form (CH2) print then fill in)

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Claim Child Benefit for additional children (form additional children (CH2 (CS))

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Getting your Child Benefit claim right (CH2 Notes)

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Details

Use form CH2 to claim Child Benefit for up to 2 children.

If you’re claiming for more than 2 children, also use the Child Benefit claim form: additional children (CH2 (CS)) continuation sheet.

The on screen form

You can fill in the form on screen, print and send it to HMRC, along with the birth certificate of any child you’re claiming for. This form includes help with filling it in.

The print then fill in forms

If you cannot use the on screen form, use the ‘print then fill in’ version. You will have to print this version and fill it in by hand. Use the Child Benefit: getting your claim right (CH2 Notes) for help with this form.

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Child Benefit: information about making a claim
Guidance on who can get Child Benefit, and how and when to claim.

Published 11 April 2014
Last updated 3 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added translation
  2. A new question 41 has been added and the 'Documents you may need to send us' and 'What you need to do now' sections have been updated on the CH2 form.
  3. This guidance has been updated to reflect 2017 to 2018 forms with new tax year changes effective from 6 April 2017.
  4. Address label (CH3) attached to bottom of Child Benefit claim form (CH2): print then complete pdf.
  5. English and Welsh version of form CH2 and CH2 Notes have been updated to reflect new tax year changes.
  6. English and Welsh version of form CH2, CH2 Notes and CH2 (CS) have been updated to reflect new tax year changes.
  7. The CH3 address label on the CH2 has been adjusted so it's now on 1 page.
  8. The 2015 to 2016 form has been added to this page.
  9. New versions of forms Child Benefit claim form (CH2): print then complete and Child Benefit: getting your claim right (CH2 Notes).
  10. Added translation