Child Benefit Change of Address

How to complete your Child Benefit change of address

Child Benefit Change of Address
Child benefit change of address​

Child Benefit change of address

If you need to report a change of circumstances (such as your name, address etc…) you need to inform the Child Benefits Office. If you’re changing address you need to complete a Child Benefit change of address.

We’ll cover how to change address with the Child Benefit Office and when you need to inform them of changes to circumstances.  You may be aware that updating your address with Child Benefit is actually completed by updating your address with HMRC.

We will also cover how to update your address with everyone else (DVLA, NHS, HMRC Clubcards such as Boots/Tesco, Water etc…) online within 5 minutes – great stuff!

So, let’s jump in!

how to update your address with the child benefits office

How to update your address with the Child Benefit Office

Thanks to our new moving home technology, SlothMove can actually help you update your address with the Child Benefits alongside all of your other services for free.

If you need to update your addess with any other service (such as DVLA, NHS, Student Finance, Loyalty Cards, Council, Pet Microchipping etc…) you would benefit from using the service. We can also help you compare the market and reduce your costs on items like your energy. So, if you want to update your address with child benefits change of address and others:

  • o Head over to SlothMove’s moving home platform
  • o Enter your information, such a previous address, new address etc..
  • o Select who needs to know you’re moving home (such as Child Benefits, Tesco, Council etc…)
  • o Click submit
  • o We will update your other companies automatically and share a link to finish your child benefit address change 
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When it comes to benefits such as updating your address with PIP (Personal Independence Payment), you cannot do that online. If you receive a personal independence payment, you can see exactly how to tell PIP you’re changing address.

 

Child Benefit change of account details​

Child Benefit change of account details

With HMRC’s Child Benefit Office there are a few reasons as to why you would need to update them on your personal circumstances. If any of the following change, you need to let the Child Benefit Office know:

  • o You change your name;
  • o You change your address;
  • o Your bank details change;
  • o You move abroad either temporarily or permanantly;
  • o You have a change in maritial status, Civil Partnership or if you’re living with a partner
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If you need to update your address across all of your accounts, you can get started with our online change of address service.
 
Child Benefit Office change of address​

Child Benefit Office change of address

In completing your Child Benefit Office change of address, you will need to sign-on or create your Government Gateway account. Most other benefits from HMRC have been rolled into Universal Credit. For a full guide on Universal Credit and key updates on changes regarding the Corona Virus you can see this full guide here. Or, you can watch the below video for a great overview.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Child Benefit of change?

If you need to update your address with Child Benefit you can get started with our Online Moving Home Portal. This will usually be quicker than calling as hold times can be significant. If you want to speak Child Benefits on the the phone you can call the Child Benefits Helpline on: 0300 200 3100

Do I need to change my address with HMRC?

If you have changed address you must update HMRC. This incudes a child benefit change of address. If you need to tell HMRC that you have changed address you can find out how in the guide: HMRC change of address.

Completing Your Benefits Change of Address​

Completing Your Benefits Change of Address

You should now have a clear view on how to complete your benefits change of address. As we’ve explored, it’s really important to keep HMRC in the loop with changes to your personal circumstances, including changing your address. Whenever you move home it is important to take your ‘digital self’ with you. That’s why we wanted to make our moving home platform as comprehensive as possible as possible with you in mind.

 

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