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Don’t lose out on Child Benefit available to children in further education

Parents of children aged between 16 and 19 years of age continuing their education or training after their GCSEs can extend the Child Benefit they receive.

If this is true for you, then HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) should be in the process of writing to remind you about this. On their letter, it will include a QR code. If you scan this and follow the link, you will be directed to a page on GOV.UK that will allow you to easily update your claim.

You should receive this letter by 17 July. If for some reason, you have not received a letter by then, you can also make the claim via GOV.UK yourself or by using the HMRC app. You will need a Government Gateway user ID and password to be able to do this.

Child Benefit can be worth £1,331 a year for your first or only child, and up to £881 a year for each additional child. Payments will automatically stop on 31 August after the child has turned 16 unless the parents take action to renew their claim.

The payments can be extended if your child is studying full time in approved non-advanced education.

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