Tell the Child Benefit Office about any changes to your family life. If you don’t, you may not get all the money you’re entitled to, or you may be overpaid and have to pay money back.

How to report changes

You can report changes online (eg you’ve changed address) or you can call or write to your Child Benefit Office.

If your child’s circumstances change

You must tell the Child Benefit Office straight away if your child:

If your family’s circumstances change

You must tell the Child Benefit Office straight away if:

Tell the Child Benefit Office of any other changes to your family life. Include the date of the change.

The Child Benefit tax charge

Changes in circumstances may mean you may have to pay the Child Benefit tax charge. The charge affects you if your income (or your partner’s) is £50,000 or more.

You must still report changes even if you’ve stopped getting Child Benefit because of the Child Benefit tax charge.

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