Backdating child

Existing tax credit claimants are expected to be moved across to universal credit between 20.You can find out more about this in our universal credit section.

If you do not provide all this information, your Child Benefit may be delayed or we may not be able to process your application automatically.

• It exists independent of any statute or court order; it also survives the breakdown of the parents’ relationship.

The date you are paid tax credits from is usually the date HMRC receive your claim form – this is your date of claim.

Alternatively, using the information provided on the form you can log onto complete your claim online.

We will contact you when we have processed your application.

Explain why you think it is wrong and supply evidence to support this.

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