Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance: Forms, notices and checklists
Child Benefit: Current forms, notices and checklists
Below you will find copies of current HMRC forms, notices and checklists relating to child benefit.
Provides information to help claimants decide whether the High Income Child Benefit Charge applies to them and if so what steps they need to take.
- CH2 (October 2012) – Online child benefit claim form
This is an on-line version of the child benefit claim form. It can be completed on screen and printed out. It will still need to be posted to the child benefit office, at the address printed on the form. You must have Adobe Reader version 8.0 or later installed on your computer before you can view and print the child benefit claim form. You can find further information on what to do before you start and what else to send with the child benefit claim form on the HMRC website.
If your client’s preferred language is welsh, they can print out and then complete the welsh version of the claim form - CH2 (Welsh) (April 2011)
- CH2(CS) (April 2011) – Child benefit claim form - additional children
This form is used as an extension to the child benefit claim form because the paper version has only enough space for two children/young persons. Use this form if your client wants to claim for three or more children/young persons. You do not need this form if your client is completing the online claim form, as that allows an unlimited number of children/young persons to be included. This form can not be used in isolation to add additional children/young persons to an existing child benefit award, in those circumstances a fresh claim for the additional child/young person should be made.
- CH2 Notes (October 2012) – Notes that accompany the claim form
The latest version of the CH2 notes. The notes show each page of the claim form and include information about how to complete it. It is advisable to keep a copy of the notes that were issued with any claim form which is submitted. If your client’s preferred language is welsh, they view the welsh version of the claim form notes - CH2 Notes (Welsh) (April 2011)
- CH299 (December 2010) – Application for an extension of child benefit
This form is used to apply for an extension of child benefit, for up to 20 weeks, for young people who have left full-time non advanced education or approved training
- CH24A (February 2011) – Appeal form
This appeal form can be used to submit an appeal. Normally, an appeal has to be made within one month of the decision. See our section on submitting an appeal for more information.
- CH29 (October 2006) – Used to withdraw or continue with an appeal
This form is usually sent to the claimant by the child benefit office. It is used to withdraw or continue with an appeal following an explanation of the decision from the child benefit office
- TC689 (November 2011) - Authority for an intermediary to act on behalf of their client
This is the authority form that must be used by intermediaries who wish to act on behalf of child benefit claimants. It is generally used by intermediaries such as Citizens Advice, Local Authority welfare rights and other voluntary advice agencies. You can find out more about the different ways of representing child benefit claimants in the acting on behalf of someone else section.
- CH193 (August 2012) – Used to notify HMRC of a child/young person being admitted to local authority care – local authority section WP2012.
This form is used if a child/young person is to be looked after by a local authority or Health and Social Services Board or Trust for 8 consecutive weeks or more. This form is to provide information so that entitlement to child benefit can be properly decided. The form is completed jointly by the child benefit claimant and also the social worker, locum, duty social worker or clerk.
- CH193 (Scot) (April 2006) – Scottish version of the CH193
See also -
Claim form for Guardian’s Allowance
Notes that accompany the Guardian’s Allowance claim form
- Guardian’s Allowance claim form continuation sheet
Updated 10 March 2013