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Shruthi
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Child benefit

Post by Shruthi » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:16 pm

Hi all,

Could anyone tell me which place to I need to go to apply for child benefit.
The employment letter has been addressed to letterkenny, do I need to go to the same place or my nearest office. My child has a pps number, what all documents do I need to carry along with me. Thanks in advance,

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Re: Child benefit

Post by phaniv » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:24 pm

First Need to fill child benefit application form CB1.
You can down from below website or you can collect from nearest Social welfare office
http://www.welfare.ie/en/pdf/cb1.pdf
Check the check list in the application form
Passport photo copy-Photo page
Visa copy
GNIB card
Payslips- if you have any or your husband payslips to prove that he is paying tax
Letter from your employer
Address proof
Child passport copy
Birth certificate copy
Letter from doctor or crèche or school to confirm child in living in Ireland


As my knowledge social welfare office won’t expect child benefit application form in hand, you need to send them by post

Try to send by register post to below address, so that you can track when it delivered
Child Benefit Section
Social Welfare Services
Department of Social Protection
St. Oliver Plunkett Road
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal

Hope this helps you
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Re: Child benefit

Post by suave.4u » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi,

I think the habitual residence form too should be sent (HRC form).
Not sure; can anyone claiming this please elaborate.

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Re: Child benefit

Post by phaniv » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:47 pm

Need to fill Habitual Residence Condition HRC 1
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Re: Child benefit

Post by phaniv » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:50 pm

Here is the application for Habitual Residence Condition HRC1

http://www.welfare.ie/en/pdf/hrc1.pdf

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Shruthi » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:25 pm

Hi All,

Thanks a million for the detailed information. It helped me a lot.

Regards,
Shruthi

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Re: Child benefit

Post by pinkbluerain » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:52 pm

Hello,

Payslips are not required. (Its not mentioned in the list provided in the child benefit forms last page)

You need to give a letter from school or doctor, confirming residencey.

Thanks,
Rains
phaniv wrote:First Need to fill child benefit application form CB1.
You can down from below website or you can collect from nearest Social welfare office
http://www.welfare.ie/en/pdf/cb1.pdf
Check the check list in the application form
Passport photo copy-Photo page
Visa copy
GNIB card
Payslips- if you have any or your husband payslips to prove that he is paying tax
Letter from your employer
Address proof
Child passport copy
Birth certificate copy
Letter from doctor or crèche or school to confirm child in living in Ireland


As my knowledge social welfare office won’t expect child benefit application form in hand, you need to send them by post

Try to send by register post to below address, so that you can track when it delivered
Child Benefit Section
Social Welfare Services
Department of Social Protection
St. Oliver Plunkett Road
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal

Hope this helps you

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Irish » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:25 pm

The payslip gets you past the habitual residence condition, as child benefit is payable to workers and habitual residence is not an issue for workers who want child benefit for a child living in Ireland. Complete the habitual residence form anyway, but send the payslip also.

If you do not want to pay the cost of registered post, you can take the documents in to your local social welfare office. They will photocopy your documents (such as birth cert, passport) free of charge and they will send free of charge to the correct office. So no postage or photocopying costs if you hand deliver to any social welfare local office.

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Re: Child benefit

Post by suave.4u » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:57 am

As usual our dear pal IRISH hits the nail on the head.
Thx man

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Shruthi » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 pm

Hi,

Thanks, you guys been very helpful to me.

Shruthi

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Varatha » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:42 am

Hi Guys,

A quick question on applying for Child Benefit.

Is Habitual Residence Condition HRC1 Form mandatory to be send along with CB1 ?

Point number 3 in the below link says there is an exception from HRC for Child Benefit.
http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Habitual ... aspx#sect3

As birth certificates of Parents is been asked as supporting document for HRC1, I do not have that handy right now and wondering if the exception specified in the above website would applicable for me. So that I could go ahead and submit form CB1 alone.

Any information from those who know or applied recently would be much helpful. Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Varatha.

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Irish » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44 pm

Complete the HRC1 form, as this is easy to do. Include a photocopy of the passport of the parents instead of their birth certs (if you don't have something they ask for they will often take an acceptable substitute, and a passport is a good substitute for a birth cert).

The important thing to include is a payslip, as the payslip means that you fulfil the HRC requirement of child benefit (this does not mean that you fulfil HRC for other schemes.)

In other words, if either parent has a payslip, you are ok on the HRC condition, but they may want the HRC form completed anyway. Don't worry about things like birth certs being missing, because if these are required they will write to you to ask for them.

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Re: Child benefit

Post by Varatha » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:51 pm

Your answer helps. Thanks Irish.

Thanks,
Varatha

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Re: Child benefit

Post by mchhajer » Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm

Hello,

I just moved to Dublin and expecting that my child (5 yr old) will start school from next session that is from September. Can I apply for child benefit even if I dont have letter from school?

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Re: Child benefit

Post by ViRanjan » Sun May 12, 2019 5:30 pm

Yes definitely

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