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Claim Guardian's Allowance (BG1)

Use form BG1 to claim Guardian's Allowance if you're bringing up a child whose parents have died.

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Claiming Guardian's Allowance

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Continuation sheet for additional children (BG1(CS))

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Use form BG1 to make a claim. If you’re claiming Guardian’s Allowance for more than one child, use BG1 (CS) to give details of the other children you want to claim for.

You could get Guardian’s Allowance if you’re bringing up a child whose parents have died. You may also qualify if there’s one surviving parent.

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Guardian’s Allowance
Who can claim Guardian’s Allowance, how to claim and how much you can get.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 1 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. New versions of the English and Welsh BG1 forms have been added.

  2. New versions of the English and Welsh BG1 notes have been added for the tax year 2019 to 2020.

  3. Added translation

  4. The helpline number in 'Claiming Guardian's Allowance (BG1 Notes)' has been updated.

  5. English and Welsh versions of the BG1, BG1 Notes and BG1 (CS) have been updated for the 2019 to 2020 tax year.

  6. The 2018 to 2019 form has been added to this page.

  7. English and Welsh versions of the BG1 Notes have been updated to reflect new tax year changes.

  8. English and Cymraeg versions of the BG1, BG1 Notes and BG1 (CS) has been updated to reflect new tax year changes.

  9. The 2015 to 2016 form has been added to this page.

  10. The 2015 to 2016 form has been added to this page

  11. First published.