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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 15th Mar 17, 12:15 PM
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    Disabled Child turning 18.
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:15 PM
    Disabled Child turning 18. 15th Mar 17 at 12:15 PM
    Can someone please give me some advice. I've tried Google but ended up more confused.

    My 17 year old son currently gets Enhanced PIP (both care and mobility).
    I am a single parent and care for him full time, so i get Carers Allowance and Income Support.
    I also get Child Tax Credits, with the Severe Disability premium added.

    What happens to my benefits when my son turns 18? Are the rules the same as with Non-Disabled children (Child tax Credits and Child Benefit stop)?
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 15th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
    Is he still in full time non advanced education?
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 15th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
    Yes, he will be taking his GCSEs until he is 19.
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

    Total debt:
    14/01/2017 £6247.89
    24/02/17 £5623.17

    Estimated DFD Jan 2018
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 15th Mar 17, 1:45 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:45 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:45 PM
    Then you will continue to receive CTC and CB.

    They continue until the child is 20 if in FTNAE
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19

    https://www.gov.uk/child-tax-credit-when-child-reaches-16
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
    You will have to supply the name of the course to Child Benefit and CTC.
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 15th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
    Thank you all. I phoned tax credits and child benefit and they confirmed this.
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

    Total debt:
    14/01/2017 £6247.89
    24/02/17 £5623.17

    Estimated DFD Jan 2018
    • Majorchance
    • By Majorchance 19th Mar 17, 6:44 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:44 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:44 AM
    You will have to supply the name of the course to Child Benefit and CTC.
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue
    Let them no as soon as you can otherwise your payment may end and then will take coupk of weeks to set bwck up
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 19th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
    Let them no as soon as you can otherwise your payment may end and then will take coupk of weeks to set bwck up
    Originally posted by Majorchance
    Wrong again, sorry. Payments stop for a couple of weeks for CTC at least regardless of whether you tell them early. Once the computer has updated then they'll restart.
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