Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance: Faster child benefit claims for people coming from overseas
HMRC have made a form available to the Revenuebenefits website to help some child benefit claimants, who have come from certain overseas countries, get their claim processed more quickly. Your client should complete the form below and send it to HMRC along with their child benefit claim form.
The form is normally sent out to child benefit claimants who have come to the UK from other countries after HMRC have received their child benefit claim form. HMRC are planning to include this form as part of their on-line claims process later this year. In the meantime, they have asked us to make the form available to users of Revenuebenefits so that you can help your child benefit clients to receive a faster decision on their entitlement.
The form should be completed by child benefit claimants who have arrived in the UK from the following countries:
- EEA countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Sweden; or Switzerland
- A8 countries: Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
- A2 countries: Bulgaria and Romania
Claimants who have arrived from other countries will continue to be sent a form to complete once their child benefit form has been received by HMRC.
The form asks for additional information that HMRC say will allow them to deal with the child benefit claim quickly and accurately. You can download the form and associated guidance for completion below:
Remember that the completed form should be returned in the same envelope as the child benefit claim form.
You can find guidance on who qualifies for child benefit when they come from another country on HMRC’s website: New arrivals to the UK and Child Benefit
Updated 12 March 2012