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To think they should let me claim child benefit

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Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 10:59:22

Ds was accepted onto a course before his 19th birthday and I informed the child benefit of this. I've now got a letter where he has been removed from my claim. Their website clearly says a young has to be accepted or enrolled which ds was.

QforCucumber Mon 17-Aug-15 11:00:31

Have you contacted them to find out why he has been removed? may be a simple oversight.

OldBloodCallsToOldBlood Mon 17-Aug-15 11:01:47

I don't understand your post, it doesn't make much sense. Your DS was accepted onto a course that means child benefit can no longer be claimed for him, their website says this, and yet you think it's wrong?

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 11:02:38

No he's doing a level two course which counts as a non-advance course.

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 11:03:30

He has sn so at the moment is unable to work.

LIZS Mon 17-Aug-15 11:03:36

What sort of course is it?

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 11:04:16

It's a BTEC.

NormanLamont Mon 17-Aug-15 11:04:57

Appeal in writing.

LIZS Mon 17-Aug-15 11:07:08 According to this he should still be eligible. Did he have a break from ft education?

pudcat Mon 17-Aug-15 11:07:48

Courses are not approved if paid for by an employer or ‘advanced’, eg a university degree or BTEC Higher National Certificate.

Superexcited Mon 17-Aug-15 11:09:30

If he is 19 before the 1st September in the year which the course starts then I didn't think you were eligible for child benefit?
If he has SN do you claim the other benefits that he might be entitled to? DLA etc?

NobodyLivesHere Mon 17-Aug-15 11:10:10

i would get in touch and query it, looks like an oversight on their part.

NobodyLivesHere Mon 17-Aug-15 11:11:42

pudcat its not an higher btec if its a level two.

Pilgrimforever Mon 17-Aug-15 11:14:29

DD19 started a level 3 Btec when she was 17. She's just finished now at 19 and a half. I've just received her last child benefit payment last week.

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 11:23:14

Thanks everyone I plan to email them. I do plan to appeal as their website clearly says accepted or enrolled.

DixieNormas Mon 17-Aug-15 11:26:03

It's probably a mistake, similar happened to us and I rang them and they just started it back up

TheHormonalHooker Mon 17-Aug-15 11:27:46

Why have you started 2 threads?

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 11:45:37

Am hoping it's a mistake

Welliknow67 Mon 17-Aug-15 15:11:35


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