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Has any1 else noticed child benefit starts at 29weeks pregnant?????

(7 Posts)
Dee2009 Mon 28-Sep-09 08:06:29

Hi all,

Was reading through my little folder given to me by the M/W about benefits, and have found a little section that says after April 2009 child benefit will be paid from 29weeks pregnant!?
so does that mean that if i start my M/L at 29weeks i can claim C/B straight away or do you back date it from when baby born??hmm

WinkyWinkola Mon 28-Sep-09 08:27:51

I think it's backdated from birth and after registering the birth. Could be wrong.

l39 Mon 28-Sep-09 08:32:46

I'm under the impression that's what the Health in Pregnancy grant is - a lump sum representing child benefit, claimable at 29 weeks? It came in April 2009. It's £190 and not means-tested.

l39 Mon 28-Sep-09 08:33:52

Would be glad to be proved wrong though!

blondieminx Mon 28-Sep-09 10:37:28

I thought I'd check into this as I didn't want to miss out! Unfortunately it seems like you can only claim it as from the date the child is born, and in order to start claiming you have to send them the birth certificate. The official Revenue & Customs advice is here But you could get ahead and print and fill out the form available via the above link now (ready with an envelope etc., ready to send off once you have the birth certificate)!

mrsvee Mon 28-Sep-09 11:14:32

Have had an on-line rummage and found this.

Scroll down and read note 1 to editors. Unfortunately it looks like the HIP £190 grant did indeed replace the idea of child benefit starting at 29 weeks. Boo sad

HTH

onadietcokebreak Mon 28-Sep-09 11:16:48

Can confirm that the HIP grant was introduced instead of the pledge of CHB from 29 weeks..

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