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Prior to the 2012-13 financial year individuals had an extended lodgement time of 24 months to lodge lump sum claims.

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They will be issued with a letter with their and their children's CRNs to take to their service (or services) to complete a formal enrolment.A lump sum claim is effective if it is lodged before or on the last day of the financial year, which is 30 June.Where 30 June falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, an effective claim can be lodged on the first working day after 30 June.Even if you think you won’t be entitled to anything, you should still apply so you don’t miss out on other entitlements.If your child starts paid work for 24 hours or more a week and is no longer in approved education or training, your Child Benefit will stop.If you don’t have the certificate, you can send in the form anyway and forward the certificate as soon as you have it.

Claiming Child Benefit will help you protect your State Pension.

given 63 days to comply with the immunisation requirements. Note: From 1 January 2016, there will no longer be a 63 day grace period for an individual when they initially apply for CCB.

A child must meet the immunisation requirements at the time of initial claim.

If a CCB claim is approved, an assessment notice is sent to the individual only - the individual will be advised to take the assessment notice to their nominated service/s to complete a formal enrolment.

If the claim is rejected the individual will be advised and a reason provided for the rejection.

Claiming Child Benefit can give a big boost to your family budget.