Child Maintenance

Just a quickie.


My husband has 2 sons from his previous marriage. One is 19 and at university (just starting his second year), the other 17 and just starting an apprenticeship after dropping out of college after less than a year. Does he still have to pay maintenance to their Mum?


Please note - he's not trying to stop contributing/helping the boys out, rather to give money directly to the boys.


Thanks in advance.
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  • blobbydoodaah
    blobbydoodaah Posts: 26 Forumite
    edited 12 September 2014 at 4:48PM
    It looks like it can stop for both... see here

    https://www.gov.uk/when-child-maintenance-payments-stop

    19 Year Old... past A level stage
    17 Year Old - Not in full time education
  • nickyhutch
    nickyhutch Posts: 7,596 Forumite
    It looks like it can stop for both... see here

    https://www.gov.uk/when-child-maintenance-payments-stop

    19 Year Old... past A level stage
    17 Year Old - Not in full time education


    Thank you so much for that. I thought so, but couldn't find the information for sure.
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  • 74jax
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    edited 12 September 2014 at 5:34PM
    https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19. Some apprenticeship may be classed as education I thinnk. Is it a full time apprenticeship.

    Either way, I would have a word with the kids, they would probably appreciate some help direct to them, cutting out mum. My DD would like payments direct to her but dad prefers to go through mefor some reason .
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  • nickyhutch
    nickyhutch Posts: 7,596 Forumite
    We've just been informed he's actually gone back to (a different) college. Hey ho. Here's to another 2 years wasted time.


    Thanks anyway folks.
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  • 74jax
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    I would still about passing money to the 19 year old direct.
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