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kelise
Old 18-10-2010, 7:50 PM
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hi. I sent my child benefit claim in nearly 7 weeks ago and have still not heard anything. I have tried calling and emailing but heard nothing. How long does it usually take as my baby is nearly 10 weeks old and I know they only back date 12 weeks. thanks.x
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Old 18-10-2010, 7:56 PM
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They are currently taking up to 12 weeks But as long as you got your form in in good time, which you did, you're more than likely to have your claim backdated to the baby's birth.

Congrats on that, btw
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Old 18-10-2010, 7:59 PM
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thanks for your reply. Thats a little reassuring now.

thanks and TC x
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Old 23-02-2011, 4:59 PM
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Sent my form in five weeks ago and had nothing back yet.Has anyone here claimed recently?Just interested to see how long others are taking.Thanks in advance.
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Old 23-02-2011, 5:15 PM
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I've yet to post my claim, as my little one isnt offically registered yet....

Not looking good for a speedy turn around thou, oh well just hope it gets backed dated, 12 weeks at 20 a pop is a nice little sum to recieve!
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Old 23-02-2011, 8:00 PM
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Sent my form in five weeks ago and had nothing back yet.Has anyone here claimed recently?Just interested to see how long others are taking.Thanks in advance.
Sent mine 2 weeks ago (recorded delivery...didn't trust that freepost envelope) and I got my birth certificate back within about 1 week so they've definitely received it
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Old 24-02-2011, 6:08 AM
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Think I will call them today.
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Old 24-02-2011, 10:15 AM
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If you have come from abroad or have any sort of immigration status issues it will take a lot longer.
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Old 24-02-2011, 10:49 AM
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Mine only took a couple of weeks. Did you send in the baby's birth cert with the form?
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Old 24-02-2011, 11:14 AM
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I sent the birth cert with the form about five weeks ago but have had nothing back yet.The phone line has been busy all day.
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Old 25-02-2011, 8:19 AM
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It is 12 weeks backdating from when they receive your form, not when they sort out your claim. After 8 weeks, they cannot stonewall you when you call and have to get through to the team actually processing the claim rather than simply telling you that it is being processed. Not a great help but I believe 8 weeks is their timeline for processing new claims.
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Old 28-02-2011, 9:40 PM
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Update on my above post - received both my 1st payment and letter today. Really impressed. Baby is 3 weeks old today so took just over 2 weeks
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