HMRC issues full statement after £168 Child Benefit payments delayed

HMRC has issued a full statement in the wake of the Child Benefit chaos today. Child Benefit claimants woke up to find NO payment on Monday June 3 - in a brutal Cost of Living blow as financial pressures continue for households nationwide.

The standard payment for one child is now £102.40 from HMRC, increasing by another £67.80 to £168.20 for those with two children or more. HMRC Customer Support put out a statement saying: “We’re aware some customers' Child Benefit payments have not arrived and we’re working to resolve the issue.”

In an update, a spokesperson added: “There's no need for customers to call us and we will provide updates here as soon as they are available." Martin Lewis today tweeted his followers to ask whether those who get Child Benefit had received their payment today (3 June).

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At the time of writing, more than 8,000 people had responded, with around 76% of those who were expecting Child Benefit payments this morning, saying they hadn't got them. One wrote: “There is a cost of living crisis going on people don’t have the means to support other people due to your massive error.

“Spoke to HMRC on Friday who advised me it would definitely be paid on Monday. I’m being passed from pillar to post. You say talk to the bank the bank says to talk to you. What’s going on!?” She added: “You’re putting strain on families in already difficult times! Get it sorted.”

She went on again and continued, telling HMRC today: “So now you’ve got a message on your phone lines stating if people are calling about child benefit to hang up and to keep checking the bank throughout the day….. no answers, no explanation.

“I would like to know why me and many others haven’t been paid.”