If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership, and having a new child affected the trading profits or total income you reported for the tax year 2018 to 2019, you can contact HRMC to ask them to verify that you had a new child.
If you are already eligible for the grant based on your 2016 to 2017, 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019 Self-Assessment tax returns, how HMRC will work out your grant amount will not be affected.
If you are not already eligible you can ask HMRC to check if you had a new child which either:
- affected your trading profits or total income you reported for the tax year 2018 to 2019
- meant you did not submit a Self-Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018 to 2019
For this scheme having a new child is any of the following:
- being pregnant
- giving birth (including a stillbirth after more than 24 weeks of pregnancy) and the 26 weeks after giving birth
- caring for a child within 12 months of birth if you have parental responsibility
- caring for a child within 12 months of adoption placement
You must have been self-employed in the tax year 2017 to 2018 and have submitted your Self-Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020.
You must also meet all other eligibility criteria.
You will need your Government Gateway user ID and password, Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and your National Insurance number.
Use the form here.