Benefits check for teenagers

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PARENTS whose teenagers are continuing in full-time education this September are being urged to contact authorities.

Director of benefits and credits from HM Revenue and Customs Steve Lamey, said: “At this time of year, families decide whether a child will continue in education or training once they have seen their GCSE results.

“If their child is staying on full-time, they need to let us know the full details as soon as possible so that their child benefit doesn’t stop on 30 August.”

It is thought around 27,000 claims could be affected.

See www.hmrc.gov.uk/childbenefit or call 0845 302 1444.