Do you know how to claim and deal with child benefit for someone else? Well if you do not know how to, then this post is a must-read for you.
Claim and Deal With Child Benefit for Someone Else
Before you can Claim and deal with child benefit for someone else, there are some things that need to first be in place and in the course of this post I will be sharing all of them with you. First, you will need authorization.
In regards to authorization, the child benefit helpline will only be able to discuss a claim with the person that is named on the claim form. You should also know that a partner or another person can get general advice. But in order for this to happen, they first must be authorized to discuss a claim with the helpline just as mentioned already in this post.
In order to get authorized, the claimant must first fill in form TC689. Or you can write a letter with the same type of information and then send it to the tax credit office. You can find the address on the form. The authorization period will last for up to 12 months unless there is a different end date attached to the form. And from when your form is received, it usually takes 2 days to get authorized. Generally, you should also know that you will not get a letter in regards to confirming the authorization.
Another thing that you should take note of here is that the child benefit office will need to have received the claimant’s child benefit claim form. Multiple people can be authorized, but they need to send a TC689 form individually.
If You Are a Paid Agent
If you are a paid agent, your client must send a letter to the child benefit office citing that you can deal and take care of the business of child benefits on their behalf. If they also wish to authorize you to deal with high-income child benefit tax charge matters, they will also need to fill in form CH995.
If You Are Acting For Many Clients
You will have to write to the tax credit office in order to register as an intermediary organization, that is if you work in the voluntary sector and act for many people. If you are an intermediary organization and you also have completed TC689, you can easily get urgent authorization online. Another thing you should know is that you must keep the completed TC689 form of your client for 7 years from the date that it was signed.
How It Works
Now that I have explained the authorization steps of claiming a child benefit, do you relay know how it works? Claiming a child benefit is simple but can be complex if you do not know how it works. Here is what you however need to know in regards to claiming a child benefit. You can get child benefit if you are responsible for bringing up a child who is under the ages of 16 and under the age of 20 if only they stay in approved education or training.
You should also know that only one person can get child benefits for a child. Child benefits are paid every 4 weeks and also it is limitless to how many children you can claim for.
When you claim child benefit, it means that you can get national insurance credits which normally count towards your state pension. Also, your child automatically will get a national insurance number by the time they are 16 years old. And if you opt to not get child benefit payments, it is important that you should also fill in the form and sent it to the claim office.
In the event that you or your partner earn more than 50,000 pounds, you will have to pay back some of your child’s benefit in tax.
How to Claim
This is easy. You can immediately claim child benefit as soon as the registration of your child’s birth has been done or they have come to live with you. Processing a new child benefit claim can take up to 16 weeks or even longer in the event that you are new to the UK. Also child benefit can be backdated for up to 3 months. To learn more on how to claim your child’s benefit, check here.