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how do you check if CB is being claimed? - proud_dad - 10-20-2019

Hi dads,

I have a quick question - how does one go about checking if mother has registered to claim CB for a child?

I ask because 1 year ago, she was asking me to register the kid for child benefit. I ignored because I knew that post-divorce, she would claim it for herself. Our other kid is registered, and she claims the CB. 

She couldn't register, as she is not from the UK.

Thanks in advance.


RE: how do you check if CB is being claimed? - SeanS - 10-21-2019

she wont'e be able to claim unless she is a 'permanent resident' (ILR holder) at the least if not citizen.

I don't believe there is anyway you could find out yourself...but you could try calling/emailing child benefit within HMRC and ask if CB is claimed for your child. Don't ask who is claiming though, as HMRC won't divulge details of other person.