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Child Maintenance

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MummyZELC Wed 02-Dec-15 23:08:49

Wondering if anyone knows - does a child aged over 16 who is working in a paid apprenticeship count as a fully dependant child in a child maintenance application?
When the non resident parent has a percentage of their income disregarded for the children who live with them IYSWIM?
Also does a parent stop receiving child benefit for an over 16 who is working in a paid apprenticeship? Or is it still paid because they are still in education?

MummyZELC Wed 02-Dec-15 23:59:35


zebrano Thu 03-Dec-15 09:19:30

No, a child in a waged apprenticeship does not qualify for CB or maintenance as it is seen as employment. There are a couple of unwaged apprenticeships that are run by colleges that do qualify.

MummyZELC Thu 03-Dec-15 13:43:33

Thank you zebrano
I just wanted to be clear on the facts before I went ahead smile

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