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TOPIC: Maintenance stopping (Scotland)

Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 6 days ago #108559

I've searched a lot on when Child Maintenance ends but a lot are vague or seem to apply to England.

Child Maintenance Consultant (William) on here posts links to:
www.gov.uk/manage-child-maintenance-case

This link doesn't say anything about when Child Maintenance Ends.

MyGov.scot says:

"when the child reaches 16 (or 20 if they're in full-time education not higher than Scottish Highers or equivalent). They could stop sooner in some situations."

Again, this is unhelpful.

So far I have seen it say that it on the child leaving school, - there is only one in my circumstances - maintenance is payable until Child Benefit ends - this seems to be 31st August.

Other advice is until the English schools start - the first back after the summer holidays - the first week in September. However I live in Scotland and so does my ex wife and daughter.

My 'child' is starting University after the school holidays, so when will maintenance stop in my case?

Thanks

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 6 days ago #108560

hi,

yes this is a confusing topic. common answer i found is if child finished non-advanced education in summer, then should pay maintenance until september of that year.

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 6 days ago #108561

Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.

Does that apply to Scotland as well, as the schools go back in Scotland in the middle of August?

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 6 days ago #108563

i think so. this scotland site repeats the same info:

www.mygov.scot/child-maintenance/

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 5 days ago #108572

Thanks for the link. As before it says:

"when the child reaches 16 (or 20 if they're in full-time education not higher than Scottish Highers or equivalent). They could stop sooner in some situations."

This doesn't mention September at all.

Despite this I think you're right. While Scottish and English laws having some differences I think the start and finish dates for maintenance will be the same for the whole UK.

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 1 day ago #108650

I am in a similar situation with my kid being 17 but just finished college and away to start university, which as far as i am aware, is above higher education and is advanced/further education

i have had to make an appointment with a solicitor as there is so much contradicting info online

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Maintenance stopping (Scotland) 2 weeks 1 day ago #108652

if they are starting university then that's definitely advanced education and you don't carry on paying maintenance.

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