Carer's allowance
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Careers allowance

hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
If my my friends child who is  17 claims careers allowance for looking after grandad an is in education 20 hours a week does it affect the benefits her parents recieve fir the child which are  child tax credits an child benefit

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I note that the child is still a student, Although you stated that they are only doing 20 hours per week this is classed as full time education because the parents are still claiming tax credits and child benefit for them. Students are unable to claim carers allowance. See link. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

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  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
    Sorry i confirmed lesson hours she does a week are 16 hours an 45 min only so thats about 17 hours education 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Yes, but it's classed as full time education because the parents are still claiming child tax credits and child benefit and for this it's full time education. See link above.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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