Even if you think you won’t be entitled to anything, you should still claim so you don’t miss out on other entitlements.
You can claim Child Benefit (formally known as ‘family allowance’) for each child you’re responsible for (you do not have to be their parent), regardless of whether you’re working or have savings.
This is because they say they have no legal power to backdate the payments further.
However we believe that if the Government had the will they could and should pay all the backdated premium.
The CCB provides money to eligible families to help them with the costs of raising children.
Important note: As of July 1, 2016, the CCB replaces the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). One of the requirements is that you are a Canadian resident for tax purposes.
The Government say that they will only backdate payments to the beginning of the tax year.
Claiming Child Benefit can give a big boost to your family budget.
If you’ve just had a baby, make sure you claim before it’s three months old.
Section 20 of the Tax Credit Act 2002 may enable families to receive all the money they are due. It is certainly worth running the argument and if necessary going to a tribunal.
Accordingly as the sums are large at £3140 per year and a further £1275 a year if the PIP or DLA are at enhanced rates, applicants should claim back payment now.