One week left to extend Child Benefit claim for teenagers

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents they have one week after GCSE results day (24 August) to inform HMRC that their 16-year-old is continuing their education or training, to continue receiving Child Benefit.

Child Benefit payments stop on 31 August after a child turns 16, but parents can extend their claim if their child is continuing in approved education or training.

Parents are encouraged to update their Child Benefit record by using the online service on GOV.​UK or the HMRC app to tell HMRC about their child's plans. You can also report plans or changes by contacting HMRC.

Parents will need a Government Gateway user ID and password to use HMRC's online services. They will need their National Insurance number or postcode and two forms of ID to register on GOV.​UK.

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 10:17 by Clerk to the Council

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