HM Revenue and Customs is urging parents of children aged over 16 who are staying in full-time non-advanced education from September 2020, such as Sixth Form colleges, or training, to inform HMRC so that Child Benefit payments and Child Tax Credit payments don’t stop.
Child Benefit provides £21.05 a week for the eldest or only child in a family and £13.95 a week for each additional child, up to the age of 19 for teens on approved courses or training.
Claimants can tell HMRC by using or creating an online Personal Tax Account or by returning the Full Time Non-Advanced Education form HMRC recently sent to eligible households.
Claimants with a child starting full-time non-advanced education will only continue to receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit if they tell HMRC before 31st August 2020. If they do not meet the deadline, payments will automatically stop.