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18 year old in college, Child Benefit, Child Tax credit and part time work

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confused24
confused24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all,

My Son is in college and I claim Child Benefit [CB] and Child Tax Credit [CTC] for him.  He would like to work Part Time, whilst in college too, and has asked me if it will affect my CB and CTC claim for him.

Would it affect either or both claims of CB and CTC, please?  Does anyone know?


Thank you in advamce for your help and replies.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    It would not affect your benefits.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • confused24
    confused24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you, Poppy.  Is it 15 hours maximum he'd be allowed to work before it will affect the benefits I get for him, please?
  • carbow32
    carbow32 Community member Posts: 115 Pioneering
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    Please let someone clarify this because I am not sure I am right.

    However if they are in college full time any money they earn does not affect your benefits.

    However if they leave college and you apply for a 20 week extension on your benefits.  At this point you are only entitled to the money if they work less than 24 hours a week.

    Here's wishing your son all the best on his course and you won't need to worry about the 20 week extension. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s no maximum amount of hours he can work. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • carbow32
    carbow32 Community member Posts: 115 Pioneering
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    There’s no maximum amount of hours he can work. 
    Thanks for clarifying.  My daughter has a job on top on college.  I was starting to get a bit worried with this post.

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