Should I pay CSA if my child is claiming benefits?

January 22, 2015

Wonder if anyone can help me, so much misinformation about. If my son is going to college 15hours weekly, but also claiming benefits in his own right and child benefit is no longer in payment should I pay maintenance?

My son is 19 and financially independent due to out of work benefits. The csa are telling me that child benefit is not required as long as my son attends college and is under twenty.

Anyone help?


8 Responses to “Should I pay CSA if my child is claiming benefits?”

  1. Sarah Louise White on January 22nd, 2015 3:20 pm

    you pay until he finishes his education

  2. Samantha Matthews Was Wheeldon on January 22nd, 2015 3:39 pm

    stops at 19 years old

  3. Samantha Matthews Was Wheeldon on January 22nd, 2015 3:40 pm

    if hes claiming benefits you shouldnt be paying any csa

  4. Mick Latter on January 22nd, 2015 3:46 pm

    You until they are 19 years old and 363 days if still in education they changed the rule but kept it low key announcement!

  5. Karen Todd on January 22nd, 2015 6:03 pm

    I always thought once child benefit isn’t paid for that child u don’t pay

  6. Author Chris Jones on January 22nd, 2015 7:18 pm

    You pay until 20 now. My daughter is 22 I stopped paying for her wen she was 19. My son is 19 but they wont shut case until he is 20 or leaves collage.

  7. Nathan Janes on January 23rd, 2015 9:24 pm

    He’s your son, you should be supporting him regardless……..!!!!!!!!!

  8. King Canute on January 25th, 2015 5:31 pm

    I always understood that once children were in Full-Time education AND living away from the PWC, Child Maintenance ceased from the first day they moved out.

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