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Lilyannapollyanna Sat 20-Feb-16 15:36:07

My friend has a teenager who left school last year. Although her child is in college, she also has a job. But she hasn't declared that her DD works to child benefit - the job is cash in hand. I don't begrudge any kid earning a bit of money but isn't this fraud? She's always been one to voice opinions about people on benefits, even slagging off a family member once who sold things over the course of a month (their own possessions) because they were moving into a smaller house - basically saying they were on benefits and the money should have been declared.
AIBU to think that she's being a hypocrite? Tbh I think the main reason she's doing it is so that her ex's maintenance amount doesn't change due to the child earning money. It's not just a Saturday job either she works some evenings and days while not at college - plus extra during holidays.

Sirzy Sat 20-Feb-16 15:37:58

If she is in full time college, and living with her mum, then her mum is entitled to child benefit still isn't she? Irrespective of any part time job

ghostyslovesheep Sat 20-Feb-16 15:38:09

he child is in full time education - working had no effect on CB - yabu and odd

CooPie10 Sat 20-Feb-16 15:38:37

Yabu and mind your business.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 20-Feb-16 15:38:42

bugger me I'm hung over - HER and HAS!

Groovee Sat 20-Feb-16 15:38:50

I know someone who was found out because one of the children she was claiming for, put in a claim for benefits which triggered of a fraud investigation of hers.

Though if the child is at college then she may still be entitled to CB as the child is in education.

notenoughbottle Sat 20-Feb-16 15:38:52

It wouldn't affect the maintainance paid by the child's father plus a teenager of a certain age wouldn't pay tax and NI on minimal wages anyway. Yanbu to think she is a hypocrite but you would be u if you got involved especially if she is that much of a friend.

RJnomore1 Sat 20-Feb-16 15:39:24

Wind your neck in. Firstly you're totally wrong, if her dad is in full time education or college she's entitled to child benefit and the girl can work if she wants it makes no difference.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sat 20-Feb-16 15:39:32

Yabu her child is in education so she's entitled to the benefits she is getting. Bloody hell, with friend like you eh?

AnyFucker Sat 20-Feb-16 15:40:17

Child benefit is payable while teenager is in FT education (never mind that many of the courses are rather more part time...)

What the teen earns is of no consequence

Educate yourself before you make yourself look like a bit of a pillock

Sunshine87 Sat 20-Feb-16 15:40:18

Your friend is not doing anything wrong she is in college
You sound bitter like your out to cause trouble for your friend.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sat 20-Feb-16 15:40:47

You sound like a diamond friend!

TheFairyCaravan Sat 20-Feb-16 15:41:28

Child benefit isn't affected by a child's earnings. Both my children worked through college, part-time minimum wage jobs, we still claimed child benefit. It goes on the parent's income not the child's.


pinkyredrose Sat 20-Feb-16 15:41:59

If she's a teenager in education then her mother is perfectly entitled to claim CB.

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 20-Feb-16 15:44:15

My son is studying for a levels and has a part time job
Bugger all to do with child benefit
Were you hoping for a nice benefit bashing thread
Soz to disappoint

Lilyannapollyanna Sat 20-Feb-16 15:44:27

First of all - not ONCE did I say I was going to get involved.
BUT my friend is always so judgemental about people on benefits - yet she bragged over Christmas that her DD had 'grafted her arse off and earned over 5 ton'
Now like I said I don't begrudge it, BUT if she criticises people for selling a few of their own possessions when on benefits surely she shouldn't claim child benefit for a child who earns that much money in two weeks. IMO it's hypocritical but obviously not confused

Lilyannapollyanna Sat 20-Feb-16 15:45:36

Not that it matters but she looks down on people claim tax credits as well - because she doesn't. I refrained from telling her I do because I didn't fancy being judged myself because I don't earn as much as she does

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sat 20-Feb-16 15:46:27

You clearly begrudge it...,

Sunshine87 Sat 20-Feb-16 15:46:57

I hope she realises what a horrible friend you are.

Lilyannapollyanna Sat 20-Feb-16 15:46:57

Why is me saying she's hypocritical begrudging her DD?

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 20-Feb-16 15:47:37

But shes not doing anything wrong
CB is not related to the childs earnings.

Sunshine87 Sat 20-Feb-16 15:48:19

Its clear your not friends so why be friends in the first place
Focus on yourself

Lilyannapollyanna Sat 20-Feb-16 15:48:27

I'm sure if she'd come on here being all judgemental about people claiming benefits and tax credits then mentioned she gets child benefit that you'd all be saying she was right hmm

Sirzy Sat 20-Feb-16 15:49:36

Given you think so badly of this woman why are you friends?

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 20-Feb-16 15:49:39

My son earnt £400 last Christmas. It was a temp job and he then earnt nothing until he picked up more work in the Spring.
Fuck all to do with CB and no need for us to stop his child benefit
Once he leaves full time education it will stop anyway

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