Do we have to pay for child while he is in apprenticeship scheme?

June 24, 2012

If my husband’s son is just starting a full time job in a trade learning to be a instrument tech, do we still have to pay for him until he is 19?

The reason i am asking is the first year of this job is a years college course… he will be being payed by his employer for this course and the last two years is based in the place of work??

We are in scotland.


5 Responses to “Do we have to pay for child while he is in apprenticeship scheme?”

  1. Carol on June 24th, 2012 5:56 pm

    If it is an apprenticeship where his employer pays him a salary it should be treated as he is in employment and no your husband should no longer be paying maintenance.

  2. Carol on June 24th, 2012 5:57 pm

    In addition to the above the employer will probably be paying college fees and your step son will not be entitled to a bursary or student loan.

  3. Alice on June 24th, 2012 7:38 pm

    If the boy is being paid by his employer to go to college and getting a wage then CS should stop.Make sure that the PWC is not receiving Child Benefit has CM is still payable from the NRP to the PWC while it is still claimed.Ring the Child Benefit office or if they refuse to speak with you ring the CSA and get them to confirm that the PWC has ceased collecting.

  4. chall on June 25th, 2012 10:31 am

    There are different types of apprenticeships.
    Some are ‘approved’ and still count as ‘education’ rather than ’employment’ so child benefit and CSA would still be payable.…er16/DG_173715
    What type of training counts for Child Benefit?

    chall ~ afairercsaforall

  5. mrs collings on June 18th, 2013 7:11 pm

    My daughter will be starting a hairdressing apprenticeship, one day a week at college then the rest of the week in a hairdressing salon, she will be sixteen on august the 23rd this year, will my ex have to pay anything at all when she turns sixteen and starts college.

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