Letter came in post from the HM Revenue a& Customs accepting our claim for Child Benefit.
Application was sent 6/3/2008 and received by them 10/3/2008. Therefore it is being back dated till 10/12/2007 at an amount of £18.10 a week (I think this is is for 1st child, I think it is lower for 2nd/ 3rd etc), and carrying on weekly.
If you are looking to claim this don't delay as they will only back dated the claim from date of receipt of application for a maximum of 3 months.
You have the right to claim this allowance, even if your children are step children which I was not aware off, and lost out for 4 months as Dae came here in August 2007.
Roland, Yao and Dae