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10. Apply

If you already have a Government Gateway account you can sign in using your existing login details. If you do not have a Government Gateway account you can set one up.

One lead parent needs to complete the application, even if you have shared custody of the child.

Before you start

You need to know your:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your employment address with postcode
  • household partner’s employment address with postcode
  • average weekly earnings for you and your household partner
  • gross annual salary for you and your household partner

You will need to provide documents as proof.