If you’re divorcing or separating, you might need to update your details for Child Benefit.
Child Benefit can only be paid to one person, and it’s important it’s paid to the main carer. This is usually the parent your child or children live with most of the time.
If your ex-partner is receiving the Child Benefit payment, you might not get the money unless they pass it on voluntarily.
You can update who gets Child Benefit, and report a change of circumstances, on the GOV.UK website
Or you can call the Child Benefit Office on:
Telephone: 0300 200 3100
Outside UK: +44 161 210 3086
(Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm)