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Child benefit question.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by jonkers, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    A question for those of you with more than one child, the eldest of which has just passed the age at which child benefit stops (19 or post A level full time education)
    Does the second child become the first in terms of renumeration? In other words, do you receive £20+ for the second instead of £13+ currently or do you carry on with the payment at the second child level until that child is no longer eligible.
    Before anyone asks, I have looked on the relevant website - with no joy.
     
  2. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    A question for those of you with more than one child, the eldest of which has just passed the age at which child benefit stops (19 or post A level full time education)
    Does the second child become the first in terms of renumeration? In other words, do you receive £20+ for the second instead of £13+ currently or do you carry on with the payment at the second child level until that child is no longer eligible.
    Before anyone asks, I have looked on the relevant website - with no joy.
     
  3. Hi- I am in the same position, and my understanding is ...no. I think you receive the same as you did before for younger children.
     
  4. Hi - Yes, unless they have changed the rules recently, you receive the higher amount for your second child I was in this position in September last year.
     
  5. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    Oh bum, I had hoped to get the higher level for another few years. Not quite there yet, A levels next summer but was looking at my bank statements today and it really does make a huge difference - I will miss it once it's gone. [​IMG]
    Does it go the month they leave school or the month they start at university?
     
  6. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    I like that reply better!
     
  7. It appears I may be wrong...
     
  8. My son left college in Summer 2011 having done A levels and it changed at the beginning of September. So I think it must go by academic year.
     
  9. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    Wrong would be good [​IMG] Thanks for replying anyway.
     
  10. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    Did it happen automatically or did you have to fill in a form? Did your younger child then go up to the higher rate, i.e. become child one?
     
  11. Good for me too!
     
  12. It all happened automatically - I had previously had a letter from child benefit asking what he was doing at 16 and then I think between first and second year at college I got a letter asking if he was still in full time education. Then I got another letter, probably May/June time - I can't remember exactly, stating that as of a date in September 2011, ( I think it was 5th) I would not get CB for him and would get £20+ for my daughter.This is the first thread I have posted to but I'm glad I can be of help.
     
  13. jonkers

    jonkers New commenter

    Thank you anda, that has been really helpful and cheered up my evening no end!
     

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