To claim Child Benefit you need to fill in a claim form. You can get one online, plus other information about claiming
Child Benefit Helpline
We can only discuss your claim with you personally. If your partner or someone else calls for you, we can only give them general advice - unless you have authorised them to act on your behalf.
General help and advice with your Child Benefit
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
0300 200 3100
For customers who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired:
0300 200 3103 (Textphone)
A textphone allows you to type what you want to say rather than speaking into a mouthpiece. You can use a textphone instead of a voice telephone if you are deaf or have problems with your speech. It is not possible to speak to an adviser by phoning a textphone number.
If you're calling from abroad please telephone:
+44 161 210 3086
When you contact us please have your National Insurance number or Child Benefit number to hand.
By submitting information to us directly by using special forms on our website your message is secure, but our email reply to you, which will be sent over the internet, is not. Information sent by email over the internet is not secure and is at risk of being intercepted and read by people other than those it was intended for. If our response to you contains any personal or confidential information we will only reply to you by letter or telephone.
If you have any doubt about the authenticity of an email you receive which claims to have come from HMRC please do not follow any links within the email, disclose any personal details or respond to it.
Follow the link below to report HMRC related phishing emails.