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Parents urged to update HMRC to avoid Child Benefit stopping

Ross Crawford 30th Aug, 2019

PARENTS whose child is staying on in education after picking up their GCSE results are being urged to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) so that Child Benefit doesn’t stop.

Teens taking approved courses are eligible for the benefit, worth up to £20.70 a week, but parents and guardians will only continue to receive it if they tell HMRC before this Saturday August 31, when the payments automatically cease.

Angela MacDonald, Director General for Customer Services, HMRC said: “Letting HMRC know will ensure that Child Benefit payments continue.”

Child Benefit provides £20.70 a week for the eldest or only child in a family and £13.70 a week for each additional child, up to the age of 19 for teens on approved courses or training.”

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