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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 09:45 AM   1
anna matronic
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Child Benefit - New Claim how long?


For the newish mums, I have applied for Child benefit and sent the birth cert off. As all my other benefits are waiting on child benefit I gave them a call to see approx how long it might be (they now have all the info they need) and have told me it can take up to 12 weeks and can't give me my child benefit ref number until the claim is processed.

This is a bit of a bloody pain with regards to tax credits, maternity grant and housing benefit!

How long did your child benefit take to be sorted? I don't think it will take 12 weeks as it is a simple new claim and they have everything they need.

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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 09:47 AM   2
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My child benefit was 3 wks at the most!



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 09:54 AM   3
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Thanks They are counting the 12 weeks from last Thursday as that's when they recieved the birth cert even though I applied initially 4 weeks ago, but took so long to get an appointment to register Evans birth



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:34 AM   4
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Mine took a week...Child tax credits on the other hand take the right royal piss!



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:39 AM   5
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Mine took couple weeks. Money was on bank way before I got my letter!!! Same with tax credits!!



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM   6
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you don't need your child benefit number for the child tax credit application by the way, i called them to ask and they said it helps, but isn't essential.



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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM   7
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you don't need your child benefit number for the child tax credit application by the way, i called them to ask and they said it helps, but isn't essential.
Thanks, good to know They don't even have a record of my claim yet told me to call back in a fortnight! I want my MAternity Grant and can't get that until i get tax credits sorted! I just keep thinking of the nice backdated load of money I will eventually get



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:52 AM   8
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A few weeks

Tax credits was 3 weeks



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 10:52 AM   9
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you don't need your child benefit number for the child tax credit application by the way, i called them to ask and they said it helps, but isn't essential.
Thanks, good to know They don't even have a record of my claim yet told me to call back in a fortnight! I want my MAternity Grant and can't get that until i get tax credits sorted! I just keep thinking of the nice backdated load of money I will eventually get
i do that, think of it like a savings account, ha! you could at least send off your tax credit application, that usually takes around 3 weeks to process and for you to receive payment anyway so they may have record of your child benefit by then.



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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 12:04 PM   10
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Mine took a week to come through I also had it in the bank before the letter came through.
I sent my child tax forms off 3 weeks ago and not heard a thing, hope its not guna take ages lol x



 
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