“Those with income above £ 50,100 pay a progressive tax on family allowances, so that once the income exceeds £ 60,000 it is taxed 100%.
“As such, many high-income parents have given up their right to claim the benefit.
“If they were to face a decline in their income, they could apply for child benefits to close some of the gap in their income. “
If the parents become eligible, Ingram said they should consider requesting payment using the CH2 form – something that can be found on the government’s website.