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Tell the Child Benefit office about a child being looked after by a local authority or care trust

Use form CH193 to tell the Child Benefit office that a child is being looked after by a local authority or care trust for 8 weeks or more.

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Tell HMRC using the email form CH193 (no sign in)

Details

This form is for local authority or care trust use only.

Use this form to tell the Child Benefit Office as soon as it’s clear a child will be looked after by a local authority or care trust for 8 weeks or more.

There’s no need to tell the Child Benefit Office if a child is being looked after for less than 8 weeks.

You’ll need the:

  • child’s given names and any other names the child is known by
  • date the child started being looked after by the local authority or Care Trust
  • contact details of the social worker, locum, duty social worker or clerk attached to the child

Child Benefit for children in hospital or care
Guidance on Child Benefit when a child goes into care, hospital or residential care.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 31 May 2016 + show all updates
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