Child Benefit and Tax Credits: Information Powers
For Child Benefit you can ask for information
- before a decision is made on a claim (Regulation 7 Administration Regulations)
- to decide whether a claim should be revised or superseded (Regulation 19 Decisions and Appeals Regulations).
Time to provide information
For both jointly worked cases and stand alone Child Benefit cases the claimant should be given a minimum of 40 days to provide the information.