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Old Feb 25th, 2010, 17:33 PM   1
joeyjo
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How long does child benefit take usually?


We moved back to the Uk when LO was 3 months in Nov. I applied fir CB once we were settled so early - mid Dec. I had a letter saying bank details were wrong in Jan so I sent the correct ones but still no money. I have phoned and got told it had gone to a special dept coz we'd come from abroad (even tho me, oh & lo are all Brits). Just fed up of waiting now.

Also I heard they can backdate it a max of 3 months - I applied well within that time frame but it's well more than 3months since we became entitled to it now so I'm scared well miss out on some.



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Old Feb 26th, 2010, 00:18 AM   2
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I would call again if I was you.
It only took mine about 3 weeks but obviously that was just standard child benefit,didnt have to go to any special departments or anything.
Hope its sorted soon hon xx



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Old Feb 26th, 2010, 08:35 AM   3
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Ye id ring again aswell



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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 14:13 PM   4
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Well I dug out the phone number last night and was planning to phone this afternoon but I arrived home and had a letter from them waiting

They are backdating it to when we got back to the uk

Just need to get his child trust fund voucher now....



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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 08:05 AM   5
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If you don't mind me asking were did you move back from? I am pregnant with No.2 and I am re-locating back from Netherlands. So i need to start all this process in around 10 weeks... argggh.



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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 08:23 AM   6
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We came back from Switzerland - I think its slightly easier from EU countries



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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 08:29 AM   7
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Yes I hope so, but I am worried when I apply for child benefit as my son's birth certificate is in dutch and at the moment he has only a dutch passport, so I am not sure if I need to get those translated?



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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 08:41 AM   8
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George's birth certificate was in 4 languages (german, french, italian & english) so luckily I didn't have to consider translating it.



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Old Mar 14th, 2010, 08:45 AM   9
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Oh thats so easy, everything is made difficullt in Holland ... arggh.

I am due to arrive in the UK in May so i think i maybe give a benefits advise a call and ask if I need to get that translated as it may well delay things alot for me.



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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 15:21 PM   10
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I also have just moved from spain back to the uk. My daughter is 9 and was born in the uk and previously had child benefit when we lived here. I sent my forms off about 6 weeks ago. i had a letter 2 weeks ago and they asked for my daughters birth cerificate. I havent recieved it back or heard anything. How long in totoal did it take yours to go through please



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