If you or your partner are affected by the High Income Child Benefit charge and have decided to stop Child Benefit payments, there’s an online form to make your request. It is important to know that only the person who’s entitled to Child Benefit can stop the payments.
On this page:
Only use this online form if all of the following apply:
If you’ve been sent the awareness letter from HM Revenue & Customs about the charge, you can’t use the form if you’re not the person who’s entitled to Child Benefit.
You can also use this form if you're an 'appointee'. An appointee can act on behalf of someone who is ill or disabled and can't manage their own affairs.
Authorised agents will soon be able to stop the payments on behalf of their clients.
Go to the online form
You won't be able to save any information that you type into the online form, so have the following handy:
This is important as it helps the Child Benefit Office to confirm your identity. They have a duty of care to protect you and will not reply where they think that confidentiality may be breached.
If you decide to stop your Child Benefit payments it won't affect your entitlement to Child Benefit. As long as you, or your partner, are entitled to receive it you should still fill in a Child Benefit claim form for any new children. This is because entitlement to Child Benefit:
You can restart your Child Benefit payments again at any time if you wish.
You will still need to report any changes in circumstances that could affect your entitlement to Child Benefit, or if you want to stop your payments for any other reason.