Child benefit deadline warning for parents with older children – Hull Live

Parents and carers have one week left to update records with HMRC
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Parents with older children have been warned they have just one week left to update their child benefit records – or risk the payments stopping. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says parents and carers need to confirm whether their teenager is staying in full-time education or approved training.
This applies to young people aged 16 to 19. Child benefit records must be updated by August 31.
HMRC says it has written to 1.3 million parents and carers of children, who are in the last year of school or education, to remind them to update their child benefit records. More than 600,000 families have already notified HMRC, but many have yet to do so.
Parents and carers can update their Child Benefit records using their Personal Tax Account on GOV.UK. They can also return a completed copy of the form they were sent earlier in the year, or by telephone.
Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary, said: "Child Benefit provides vital financial support for families and we want to make sure no-one misses out because they haven’t updated their details on time. The quickest way to notify HMRC is via your Personal Tax Account online, or search ‘child benefit when your child turns 16’ on GOV.UK for more information or further options for contacting us."
Child Benefit is paid to eligible parents or carers who are responsible for a child under 16, or under 20 if they are in full-time non-advanced education or approved training. This includes A-levels/ Scottish Highers, NVQs up to Level 3, or certain traineeships.
A list of approved courses and training schemes is available on GOV.UK.

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