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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 18th Oct 10, 7:56 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 7:56 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 7:56 PM
    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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  • kelise
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    • 18th Oct 10, 7:59 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 7:59 PM
    thanks for your reply. Thats a little reassuring now.

    thanks and TC x
    • FRESTER
    • By FRESTER 23rd Feb 11, 4:59 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 4:59 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 4:59 PM
    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.
  • Britneys_Firefly
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 5:15 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 5:15 PM
    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!
  • cpoir
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 8:00 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 11, 8:00 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by FRESTER
    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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    • FRESTER
    • By FRESTER 24th Feb 11, 6:08 AM
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    FRESTER
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    • 24th Feb 11, 6:08 AM
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    • 24th Feb 11, 6:08 AM
    Think I will call them today.
    • Newly retired
    • By Newly retired 24th Feb 11, 10:15 AM
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    • #8
    • 24th Feb 11, 10:15 AM
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    • 24th Feb 11, 10:15 AM
    If you have come from abroad or have any sort of immigration status issues it will take a lot longer.
    • Metranil Vavin
    • By Metranil Vavin 24th Feb 11, 10:49 AM
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    • #9
    • 24th Feb 11, 10:49 AM
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    • 24th Feb 11, 10:49 AM
    Mine only took a couple of weeks. Did you send in the baby's birth cert with the form?
    Metranil dreams of becoming a neon,
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    • FRESTER
    • By FRESTER 24th Feb 11, 11:14 AM
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    FRESTER
    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.
    • property.advert
    • By property.advert 25th Feb 11, 8:19 AM
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    property.advert
    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.
  • cpoir
    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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