HMRC is now urging Child Benefit claimants to register their child’s birth if they haven’t done so, in order to verify their claim.
Parents in Northern Ireland will also need to send in the Birth Certificate.
Details for Child benefit, how to register a birth and finding a registrar can be found at:
During the Coronavirus pandemic registry offices have periodically been closed preventing parents from registering their new born family addition. As a temporary measure, parents have been able to initiate claims for child benefit without a birth certificate.
Now that some restrictions are lifted and registry offices open , parents are now encouraged, where possible, to register the birth to confirm details for child benefit.