HMRC Child Benefit Payments – Payout Delay Update

In the UK, some 500,000 people who were anticipating child benefit payments did not receive them on Monday. Some parents claimed that the shortage prevented them from paying their bills or from being able to buy food for their kids.

After around 30% of child benefit payments that were supposed to arrive in claimants’ bank accounts on June 3rd did not,

Benefits For HMRC Child Benefit Payments

Typically, child benefit is disbursed on a Monday or Tuesday every four weeks. For the oldest or only child, the regular weekly payment is £25.60; for each additional child, it is £16.95.

HMRC Child Benefit Payments - Payout Delay Update
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Claim HMRC Child Benefit Payments

As soon as a child moves in with you or 48 hours after the birth is officially registered, you can start collecting child benefits.

Up to three months’ worth of payments may be retroactively applied if you file a claim later. You can claim via phone, mail, or the Internet.

The following documents are required: The birth or adoption certificate for your child, the information about your National Insurance (NI) number from your bank or building society if you have one, and your partner’s National Insurance number.

HMRC Child Benefit Payments Delay 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued an apology. It stated that individuals impacted would now get their money on Wednesday morning and late on Monday afternoon.

HMRC stated that a processing glitch that had been fixed was the root of the issue, not a data hack as some users had claimed on social media.

An HMRC spokesperson said: “We are very sorry that some customers did not receive their scheduled child benefit payments as expected, and we understand the concern and difficulty this may have caused. We have now fixed the problem and are putting measures in place to prevent this from happening again.”

They added: “Affected customers will now receive their payments on Wednesday morning (5 June). Anyone who has incurred a direct financial loss because of the delayed payment can apply for redress by completing our online complaints form.”

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