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    • helptips
    • By helptips 31st Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    Teen wanting a summer/weekend job - Affect on Benefits?
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    • 31st Mar 17, 7:19 PM
    Teen wanting a summer/weekend job - Affect on Benefits? 31st Mar 17 at 7:19 PM
    Hello everyone,

    My kid is 17yrs old & in full-time education. He's been offered a summertime/weekend job, where he will earn £100 per week, whilst gaining some experience too.

    We currently get tax-credits & child-benefit for him. Can anyone please tell me how him earning, would effect any of the benefits? Is there a threshold of how much a 17yr old can earn upto before affecting benefits?

    Thanks.

    PS: This question has also been posted in Employment section too.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 31st Mar 17, 7:50 PM
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    • 31st Mar 17, 7:50 PM
    It wouldn't affect your benefits as long as he's in full time education.
    • helptips
    • By helptips 31st Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 31st Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 31st Mar 17, 7:56 PM
    Thanks poppy. Sorry, I don't mean to be funny, but may I ask where you have got this information from? i.e. a website link?

    Also what's the threshold he can earn up to before it affects child tax credits or child benefit?
    • theronstar
    • By theronstar 1st Apr 17, 1:02 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 1:02 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 1:02 AM
    Hello,

    I am a new member so I cannot post links to external websites.

    If an adviser was unsure of their advice, then they would probably say so when responding to you.

    Alternatively someone else would come along and challenge that advice.

    I am coming along to echo what the last person has said to you.

    A youth in full time education would have limited time for work and be earning a low hourly rate at that age .

    I cannot think what kind of earnings they could possibly make that would get the taxman to start sniffing.

    Your child tax credits and child benefits are fine.
    • Sambella
    • By Sambella 1st Apr 17, 1:23 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 1:23 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 1:23 AM
    As your kid is in full time education they are a dependant child. The income of a dependant child is not calculated for tax credit purposes.

    However. Your kid is nearing the age where education will end and all benefits for them will cease. Could be good for you to prepare for this eventuality.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 1st Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:32 AM
    Tax credits and child benefit are not affected if the child is still registered for full time education. 1000's of kids work during the summer and at weekends. Both those benefits are based on your income - not the childs.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 1st Apr 17, 9:43 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:43 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:43 AM
    To be clear, the education must be full time non advanced. Confirmed here that working whilst in FTNAE doesn't impact CTC.

    https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/tax-credits-technical-manual/tctm02220

    Cant be bothered also finding for CB but rules are the same.
    Last edited by Darksparkle; 01-04-2017 at 9:47 AM.
    • helptips
    • By helptips 1st Apr 17, 10:04 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 10:04 AM
    Thanks for all your help and links everyone. It's really appreciated.

    - theronstar - It's not that I don't trust the person advising, but you have to remember that most people on here will be like myself and you and I don't see any harm in clarifying where they have obtained the relevant information from, because it allows me to confirm this myself. But thanks to Darksparkle, providing a link, it's safe to say that CTC isn't affected.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 1st Apr 17, 10:52 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 10:52 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 10:52 AM
    Thanks for all your help and links everyone. It's really appreciated.

    - theronstar - It's not that I don't trust the person advising, but you have to remember that most people on here will be like myself and you and I don't see any harm in clarifying where they have obtained the relevant information from, because it allows me to confirm this myself. But thanks to Darksparkle, providing a link, it's safe to say that CTC isn't affected.
    Originally posted by helptips
    If i didn't know the info then i wouldn't have adviced you. I knew the answer to your question because i have children myself...
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 1st Apr 17, 11:06 AM
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    In fairness to OP, advice on here isn't always accurate (I know I've gave out the wrong advice in the past). Nothing wrong with asking for a link as back up. This question is regularly asked and wrong advice is normally give telling the poster that the child can't work more than 24hrs.
    Last edited by Darksparkle; 01-04-2017 at 11:09 AM.
    • venison
    • By venison 1st Apr 17, 8:27 PM
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    It used to be that a "child" could work unto 24 hours a week without any effect on benefits.
    #WeStandTogether
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 1st Apr 17, 8:39 PM
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    It used to be that a "child" could work unto 24 hours a week without any effect on benefits.
    Originally posted by venison
    Hasn't been that for at least 10 years.
    • helptips
    • By helptips 2nd Apr 17, 11:55 AM
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    Thanks Darksparkle. This was exactly my point because benefit/work rules are constantly changing and evolving, so sometimes people can make mistakes and it's sometimes better ask for clarification rather than just accept the advice.

    But as said before, any advice is very much appreciated.
    • venison
    • By venison 2nd Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    Hasn't been that for at least 10 years.
    Originally posted by Darksparkle
    Shows how old I am
    #WeStandTogether
    • vividred
    • By vividred 10th Jul 17, 5:14 PM
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    Just jumping on here, my Son is 16 and going to be earning £200 (ish) per week. He is in full time education. Will this affect working tax, cb, ctc?
    Is there a limit he can earn/hours he can work?

    Thanks in advance
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 11th Jul 17, 7:45 AM
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    Just jumping on here, my Son is 16 and going to be earning £200 (ish) per week. He is in full time education. Will this affect working tax, cb, ctc?
    Is there a limit he can earn/hours he can work?

    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by vividred
    The replies above will answer your question.
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