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    • Becles
    • By Becles 14th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Child with a part time job
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
    Child with a part time job 14th Oct 16 at 9:09 PM
    My son is 17 and is at college full time but he got a job working weekends in a shop. He's contracted for 10 hours a week.

    Someone is off sick this week, so he's been asked to do some extra hours and will be working 19 hours this week. They've said there may be a possibility of more hours in the run up to Christmas but it will be sorted week by week depending on the workload.

    He's on my child tax credits claim. I know it would stop if he was contracted for 24+ hours a week, but does it stop if he goes over 24 hours on occasional weeks? I'd rather know and inform them if that does happen than run up an over payment.
    Here I go again on my own....
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 14th Oct 16, 9:41 PM
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    If he's in FE I don't think it makes any difference how many hours he works. This link says you tell them if he leaves approved education and starts a job of 24hrs or more

    https://www.gov.uk/child-tax-credit-when-child-reaches-16
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 14th Oct 16, 9:54 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:54 PM
    As PP said, if in full time non advanced education then there is no limit to how many hours he can work.
    • Becles
    • By Becles 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
    Thanks

    He'll be pleased to know that. He's saving up for an expensive optional college trip to America as I said he would have to get a job and pay towards it, so he's keen to work the extra hours.
    Here I go again on my own....
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