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Cancel child benefit for 3 of my children and allow my ex to claim instead
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I’ve recently ended my relationship with my ex and I have 5 children but only the youngest 3 are with him. I claim child benefit for all of them but have decided to cancel my claim for the 3 youngest and allow him to make a new claim for them. As we share custody it seems more suitable for our situation and allows us both help towards living expenses when he moves to a new place shortly.
My question is that while he’s still living in the house we rent as joint tenants, and we now have separate UC claims as single claimants at the same address for now, what affect will this have on my entitlement to UC? And how long will it take for his new claim for child benefit to start being paid? It was paid to me for all children into my bank account but as he’s not yet set up his own bank account he wants his payments for child benefit to be paid into my account for the time being. Is this allowed? Has anyone been through something similar to my situation?