TOPIC: When does Child Benefit stop

When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 4 months ago #63989

Hi. My daughter dropped out of school last year aged 14 and is not studying anything. Do I pay maintenance until she is 16? Thanks

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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 4 months ago #63996

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Hi there

Yes child benefit is paid until a child is 16, or 20 if they are in non advanced full time education, as maintenance is linked to child benefit the answer is yes you pay until she is at least 16.

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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 3 months ago #64343

Child maintenance finishes once they start work or complete full time education upto A levels. Contact the CSA and open a case with them. 20 years of age is usually the age when maintenance finishes. I'm just a dad who is working my way through the legal minefield without using a solicitor due to financial reasons.

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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 2 months ago #66421

I am still getting slightly confused. My Son is 19, and has been in full time education so I have been making my payments, no problem. He has now started a Full Time Apprenticeship. I have advised his mother that my payments to her will now stop, but she seems to think I should still pay until he is 20 which is when she has said her Child Benefit will stop.

So, my question is: Is maintenance payable until he starts work or until Child Benefit stops?

Apologies if this has been asked previously....

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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 2 months ago #66478

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Hi

Yes, child maintenance payments continue as long as Child Benefit payable, so if your ex is still in receipt of that, then you continue to pay maintenance until age 20.
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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 1 month ago #67422

My son has started an apprenticeship he is working 35 hours a week and being paid £6:10 per hour he does not attend college
As all training is on the job. Do i still have to pay the CSA?
Many thanks for any help with this.

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When does Child Benefit stop 5 years 1 month ago #67455

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Worth reading the link in the original post, but from the way I see it, this does not class as an approved training, so your ex shouldn't be entitled to child benefit - and when that stops, so should your liability for future maintenance.

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When does Child Benefit stop 4 years 9 months ago #70674

Hi, I live in Australia and my eldest daughter lives with my ex wife in the UK. My daughter is 16 and plans on leaving school next April to start an apprenticeship. Am I eligible to stop making payments for child support (private arrangement) to my ex wife when my daughter leaves school?

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When does Child Benefit stop 4 years 9 months ago #70693

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The apprenticeships will probably still mean you are liable to pay maintenance - it depends on the type (I think it comes down to whether its a government approved one, and most are because the companies can get money from the government for doing it, I think). If it's by private arrangement, then you can agree to whatever you want - the best way might be to use the Child Maintenance Service and set up a family based arrangement, if you ex is willing to go down that route.

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When does Child Benefit stop 4 years 8 months ago #71358

Hi my daughter is 19 she works full time as a stylist in a salon,do I still pay CSA,I've still being paying would I get any money back if so?

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When does Child Benefit stop 4 years 8 months ago #71374

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I would say that you shouldn't be paying - worth checking with the CSA. It may be that the mother is still claiming child benefit fraudulently.

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When does Child Benefit stop 4 years 6 months ago #73020

Hi there!

I am new on this forum and have a question in the light of recent change in child age limit from 19 to 20.
My child is 19 and will be 20 this September 2016. He has finished his full time education last July 2015.
Now he is working part time jobs, not so often thou and he is not in any kind of education. His mother is running her company and they are both well situated.
So far I've heard various cross directional opinions about my continuation of maintenance payment.
Ambiguous and partially withheld answers from the CSA aren't convincing me.
Can anyone please, clarify my position, when the child maintenance should stop in explained situation?
Many thanks.

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