Tell the Child Benefit Office about any changes to your family life. If you do not, you may not get all the money you’re entitled to, or you may be overpaid and have to pay money back.
If your child’s circumstances change
Child Benefit stops on 31 August on or after your child’s 16th birthday if they leave approved education or training.
Tell the Child Benefit Office if your child:
Tell the Child Benefit Office straight away if your child:
Tell the Child Benefit Office of any other changes to your child’s circumstances. Include the date of the change.
If your family’s circumstances change
Your benefits (tax credits, for example) may be affected if your family 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.
Benefit payments to Post Office card accounts are ending. If your Child Benefit is paid to a Post Office card account, update your bank details before 5 April 2022. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have sent you a letter with details of how to do this. If you do not, your payments will stop.
Other ways to report changes
You can also call or write to the Child Benefit Office.
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.