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2ndChance Sat 10-Feb-18 19:51:36

Hi to all of you!
I'm hoping you lovely people will be able to either answer my question or point me in the right direction.
In a nut shell......I divorced my now ex husband 7yrs ago and our daughter, then 10yrs old chose to stay with her dad. It was a very messy and spiteful, on his part, divorce. I have not had any contact with my daughter for the last 7yrs, until last Sunday when out of the blue I received a message from her sister (my daughter is adopted, as was her sister by another family). I have now met up with my daughter and we have had a good chat and cleared the air. Sadly her dad, it turns out, has not been kind to her at all which has forced her to move out and she is currently living with a college friend and mum and is receiving support from CAMHS. After chatting to my daughter is transpires that he is not passing on to her the CSA payments that I have been making and it seems he is only giving her a minimal amount to get herself to college and back.
Happily our first meeting has gone well and we have both agreed that we would like to restart our relationship which I am so pleased about!
I know its still very early days but thinking ahead and positively, if my Daughter and I were able to get to a point where she would like to live with me again, how am I able to get the child benefit transferred into my name? My thinking is if I was to be able to have the child benefit paid direct to me I would then be able to claim the CSA payments from him and my daughter would then get the full benefit from the payments.
Hoping you can help or at least point me in the right direction.
Many thanks!

bigmouthstrikesagain Sat 10-Feb-18 19:57:50

Child benefit only lasts after 16 while your dd is in education, A level/ btec etc. So I don't know how relevant claiming this will be if she is 17 already.

2ndChance Sat 10-Feb-18 20:15:33

Hi, thankyou for your reply. My daughter is currently at college and is hoping to do another two years there.

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