Child Benefit Helpline 0843 455 0100.
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday.
Closed Sundays, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
All calls to the Child Benefit Helpline Number on 0843 455 0100 will cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, calls from other operators and mobile providers may vary and will be charged at their standard rates. All calls are handled by experienced operators.
To claim Child Benefit you will need to fill in a claim form as fully and accurately as you can. This guide applies to the paper version of the Child Benefit claim form and it can help you answer some of the main questions.
Decide who should fill in the form. Usually whoever fills it in gets the payments. But you may be able to claim on behalf of someone else if they can’t claim for themselves.
If you’re a couple, it’s usually best for the person who does most of the childcare to claim. But if your partner doesn’t earn enough to pay National Insurance or isn’t working, they might want to claim instead to protect their State Pension.
Every parent with a child is entitled to child benefit. It is paid until the child leaves full-time education, in some cases this is 20 years of age. You will recive a larger amount for your first child, then a lesser amount for every consecutive child. Child Benefit will be paid into your nominated Bank or Building society on a 4 week basis.
Download a Child Benefit Helpline Claim Form.
All calls to the Child Benefit Helpline Contact Numbers are at local rates.
Child Benefit Office (Washington).
PO Box 133,