Need to call the Child Benefit contact number? Speak to a member of the UK Government’s Child Benefit team now to make sure that you get the help, assistance and support that you need to make sure that you get the benefits you deserve.
Having a child can suddenly cause a concern of financial status, and one of the most common queries is, “Can we afford it?”. Fortunately, the government offers support in the means of Child Benefit. Child Benefit refers to any child under 16 years of age, but also extends to those under 20 years old if they stay in education or training. This weekly payment should go towards things such as food, clothes or pocket money for the child. For further information on the amount you will receive, you can visit the website on https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/ or if you’d prefer you can call the Child Benefit contact number on 0843 504 7703.
Calling the Child Benefit contact number about eligibility
Only one parent is eligible to claim for Child Benefit, and as previously mentioned, the child must be under 16 years old. You may also be eligible to claim if you are looking after another person’s child, as well as potentially being able to claim for Guardian Allowance which is paid on top of the original Child Benefit claim. Other eligibility factors include whether you are adopting a child, if this is the case, then you may be entitled to claim for Child Benefit before the adoption process has even been completed. For more information on adopting or fostering a child and where you stand with your claim, contact the Child Benefit office. You can do this either by ringing the Child Benefit contact number on 0843 504 7703.
Claiming Child Benefit over the phone
Claiming for Child Benefit is a straightforward process and you should do so as soon as the child is born or comes to live with you. The process involves filling in a form and sending it off along with the birth or adoption certificate. Don’t worry if you have misplaced the originals, because copies of these certificates can also be ordered via the gov.UK website. It is also advised to continue to send the Child Benefit form as the birth or adoption certificate can be sent later on.
The process itself can take a lengthy 12 weeks once the form has been sent, but on the upside, if you have left it a while before making the claim, it can be back dated up to 3 months. To find out which form you require to claim for Child Benefit and for any further information, call the Child Benefit contact number on 0843 504 7703.