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(16 Posts)
AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 18:24:02

Can anyone tells me what happens with child benefit payments when your teenager is 18 and about to leave FT education ? Do they automatically stop, or do I have to inform someone ? Thanks.

fridayfreedom Mon 12-May-14 18:31:47

I got a letter recently to say my cb will be less from sept . Am assuming this is because DD18 will be at Uni and no longer in college education.

AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 18:44:34

You get a letter then ? Not got one yet.

usuallysuspect Mon 12-May-14 18:48:52

I got a letter I think, but you will get CB until the end of august even if they leave college in July.

Unless they get a full time job.

AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 18:50:55

Do we have to notify then if she gets a job (she has) or is it done automatically through tax code/ national insurance jobby ?

MojitoMadness Mon 12-May-14 18:51:13

I got a letter telling me when it would stop.

MojitoMadness Mon 12-May-14 18:52:02

I think you have to notify them if she gets a job, but only if she's left school/college.

BackforGood Mon 12-May-14 18:53:08

Got a letter a few weeks ago.
It informs you it will stop on 31st August (and what your new payment will be if you have younger dc)

usuallysuspect Mon 12-May-14 18:54:14

You have to notify them if she gets a job.

I think she can work up to 24 hours though.

AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 18:55:43

Ah, she is working 20 hours.

MaureenMLove Mon 12-May-14 18:57:10

I think the safest thing to do is to inform them. I got a letter about DD last week, saying the amount will stop from September.

DD is still in full time education next academic year though, despite being 19 in that school year. I'm pretty sure I still get something though.

Georgethesecond Mon 12-May-14 18:58:07

Inform them. You don't want an overpayment.

AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 19:00:08

Spot on usual, I looked it up. Child benefit remains until last week in August of last year of FT education unless (amongst other things) the young person starts working more than 24 hours a week.

I reckon I do nothing then.

usuallysuspect Mon 12-May-14 19:11:58

I remember looking it all up when My DS left college.

AnyFucker Mon 12-May-14 19:16:53

I might still ring and just check < model citizen >

usuallysuspect Mon 12-May-14 19:19:41

I think I rang them in the end too.

Was more complicated because DS didn't have a job when he left college but couldn't get jobseekers until the end of August when the child benefit ended.

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