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Child benefit have I sent the wrong birth certificate?

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Jamrolypoly88 Mon 19-Dec-16 12:39:44

Sent of my child benefit form for my little boy nearly two weeks ago I didn't send the original I sent the one you can buy. Was I meant to send the original? I need my child benefit number once it's been awarded so I can claim child maintenance so I don't want this being delayed.

UrethaFranklin Mon 19-Dec-16 16:20:33

The one you can buy is fine, its just a copy of the entry in the register. Plenty of people (me included) have lost the originals.

dementedpixie Tue 20-Dec-16 17:18:51

You need the longer one which I think is the one you pay for

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