Child Benefit


  1. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is replacing 6 other benefits with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income - eligibility, how to prepare

  2. Claim Child Benefit

    Child Benefit - child benefit rates, eligibility, how to claim, child benefit claim form CH2

  3. Claim Child Benefit for one or more children

    Complete the CH2 form to claim Child Benefit for up to 2 children, and CH2(CS) form to claim Child Benefit for more than 2 children.

  4. Child Benefit tax calculator

    Work out the Child Benefit you've received and your High Income Child Benefit tax charge

  5. How and when your benefits are paid

    Benefit payments - payment dates, bank holidays, if you don't have a bank account, Post Office card accounts

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Guidance and regulation

  1. HMRC calculators and tools
  2. Help and support for the HMRC personal tax account
  3. Child Benefit information about young people aged 16 or over
  4. Child Benefit: coming to or leaving the UK
  5. Rates and allowances: tax credits, Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance
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News and communications

  1. Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support
  2. HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s educational details
  3. Details of Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund
  4. Statement from the Prime Minister on Grenfell Tower: 17 June 2017
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Research and statistics

  1. Early years foundation stage profile results: 2016 to 2017
  2. Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families - indicators and evidence base
  3. Child Benefit statistics geographical analysis: August 2017
  4. National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020: emerging findings
  5. Child Benefit letter testing
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving lives: Helping Workless Families
  2. The first Troubled Families Programme 2012 to 2015: an overview
  3. 2010 to 2015 government policy: support for families
  4. Benefits of the Troubled Families programme to the taxpayer: report
  5. Troubled families: Hertfordshire
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Performance of the Carer's Allowance Unit (CAU), 2011 to 2012
  2. Performance of the Carer's Allowance Unit (CAU), 2012 to 2013
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Explore these sub-topics

  1. High Income Tax Charge
  2. Support for families