Benefits and Coronavirus (including if your income has stopped or been reduced)
Claiming benefits and Coronavirus (Universal Credits Website)
Claiming Child Benefit
Please note this is not a function of Cannock Chase Council:
Parents of new-borns will still be able to claim child benefit despite the outbreak of coronavirus. Even though General Register Offices remain closed for now, parents can still claim child benefit without having to register their child’s birth first to ensure that they do not miss out.
First time parents will need to fill in child benefit claim form CH2 found online and send it to the Child Benefit Office. If they haven’t registered the birth because of coronavirus, they should add a note with their claim to let HMRC know.
Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dont-miss-out-claim-child-benefit-by-phone-or-post-hmrc-tells-new-parents
Last Updated: 08/04/2020