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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th Sep 18, 8:24 PM
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    18 and starting college
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:24 PM
    18 and starting college 15th Sep 18 at 8:24 PM
    My daughter has just enrolled to do three A levels to get into the NHS, she has just done two A levels, was going to start university, then opted for a gap year because she wanted a better university after she got good grades.
    She was living with her mum up untill six months ago, and she was getting all benefits for her, which I was expecting to end. Her mum does not work, and lives on her own.

    She lived with me during the past six months, but I was happy to get nothing as it was coming to an end.


    My daughter hasnt consulted me on this. Do most benefits end, I am happy not to get any money, but I want things to be legal and straight forward.

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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Sep 18, 8:57 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:57 PM
    My daughter has just enrolled to do three A levels to get into the NHS, she has just done two A levels, was going to start university, then opted for a gap year because she wanted a better university after she got good grades.
    She was living with her mum up untill six months ago, and she was getting all benefits for her, which I was expecting to end. Her mum does not work, and lives on her own.

    She lived with me during the past six months, but I was happy to get nothing as it was coming to an end.


    My daughter hasnt consulted me on this. Do most benefits end, I am happy not to get any money, but I want things to be legal and straight forward.
    Originally posted by sevenhills

    You can (if you qualify) claim child benefit and/or child tax credits for a child up to the day before their twentieth birthday, providing they are in non-advanced education. So you can claim for an 18 year old who is studying for A levels, but not one who is at university.


    If your daughter is no longer living with her mum, her mum should should not be claiming any child related benefits for her.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Sep 18, 10:26 PM
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    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/child-over-16
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 16th Sep 18, 12:46 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:46 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:46 AM
    If your daughter is no longer living with her mum, her mum should should not be claiming any child related benefits for her.
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue

    Mum could claim ...


    A 'Qualifying Young Person' for Universal Credit child element is someone who has reached the age of 16 but not 20, up to but not including:


    But I am earning above the tax credit income level. A quiet word and aI am sure she will have to stop claiming.

    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 16th Sep 18, 8:41 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 8:41 AM
    Mum could claim ...
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    If your daughter isn't living with her mum then she shouldn't be claiming any benefits for her....
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 16th Sep 18, 6:02 PM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 6:02 PM
    If your daughter isn't living with her mum then she shouldn't be claiming any benefits for her....
    Originally posted by poppy12345

    I had a chat with mum and she did not like it. She said that she gets 83 per week, which all gets transfered to my daughter. Not sure if she wants this situation because of the bedroom tax.
    Her mother is rather unbalanced. Just spoke to her Dad, things are going to be interesting.

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