child benefit 2019 claiming for a 1st baby how to claim now
child benefit as soon as you are fit enough to leave the hospital with your newborn baby you’ll want to start a claim. If you are wondering were you start you’ll get some paperwork to take to the register office. Once you have booked a time to go in you will register the birth of your baby. Soon as you have registered you’ll get a birth certificate free and if you want a full one you pay extra. To claim child benefit you’ll need the birth certificate.
what is child benefit
Child benefit as an amount the government pay to wards the upkeep of your child. You can claim child benefit Up to age 19 years of age.Especially if they go onto further education when they are older. At present 29th April 2019 the amount is £20.70 . If you have more children the costs goes down to £13.70 for each of your other children.
How can I be sure I’ll get child benefit for my first baby?
In short to claim child benefit there are some criteria you have to meet.
You are the person responsible for looking after the child. You both live in the united kingdom full time. Is not in hospital or residential care. There stay must not be for longer than 12 weeks. Unless the money will be spent directly on their needs. the child has not been looked after by the local authority for the last 8 weeks.
popular questions asked about child benefit
- My partner has the baby living with him can I claim the child benefit as its still my child?
A 1. If he is the main carer the baby lives with him and wants to claim in his own right then no you cannot put the claim in .
Question 2.If my baby is still with foster parents its been 3 months now can I put a claim in for the child benefit.
A2. If the baby lives with them full time no.
Question 3. I’m having my 2 year old grandson for a year whilst my daughter goes abroad can I claim child benefit for him. Its an informal arrangement.
A3. yes you can claim as the person looking after the child full time.
Question 4. can you get child benefit twice for a baby and a 14 year old in school?
A4. yes you will get 20.70 plus 13.70 a week. So then the amount you will get is £137.60 a month
How do I put in a claim for child benefit ?
As a result of less paperwork you can claim child benefit online here
If you find it difficult to do it online use the ” print then fill in” version. As a result you may also want to download the paperwork .It will help you answer the questions its CH2 forms that you need.
How long will it take for this benefit to get sorted out
In the first place for new claims it can take approximately 12 weeks to be sorted out . if you are wondering if you claim has been received you can telephone these childbenefit helpline numbers to assist you.
Telephone: 0300 200 3100
Welsh language: 0300 200 1900
Textphone: 0300 200 3103
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
what else can you get help with for children?
Child tax credit is now integrated with universal credit. As a rule you can claim child tax credits if you get severe disability premium. Or if you got it in the last month.
Separated from your baby’s partner ? and now you need help in your own right . This link will take you to the Universal credit claim form to make a new claim online.