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Benefits advice when kids leave education

hil1302
hil1302 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I am confused about things when children leave education and have huge problems trying to get my head around housing benefit, tax credits etc

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  • gnmeads
    gnmeads Member Posts: 187 Pioneering
    Hi hil1302
    Welcome to the Scope community.
    Can I ask first what exactly confuses you about benefits? 
    I find the best way to go about it is to put in your claim for whatever benefit your interested in, fill in the form and see what happens.At the end of the day you can't lose by doing this. Do a search on the benefit you want and take it from there. Most forms are done online now so it's just a case of sitting at your computer. 

    Please feel free to ask any more questions if you wish
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  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
    My son is in further education past two years after leaving school. We got help from the councils youth advisory team who have been fantastic. As long as he is in further education we can still get help with certain things like child benefit. It depends what your child is planning on doing after leaving school. I would recommend you contact your local council and ask about youth advice and make an appointment with money advice team. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,508 Disability Gamechanger
    When your children finish full time education your child benefit and tax credits you receive for them will stop completely. Any housing benefit you claim could also be affected, depending on whether your children start work or remain a student.

    Do you receive DLA/PIP?
  • hil1302
    hil1302 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    No I don't but do receive disability element of tax credits which is because I was off work 5 years with depression and anxiety 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,508 Disability Gamechanger
    hil1302 said:
    No I don't but do receive disability element of tax credits which is because I was off work 5 years with depression and anxiety 
    As you don't receive PIP or DLA then once your children leave education, if they start working then this will affect any housing benefit you can claim. This link will tell you more. Any changes in circumstances must be reported.
    https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/housing_benefit/housing_benefit_deductions_when_living_with_non-dependants

  • hil1302
    hil1302 Member Posts: 3 Listener

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