The Tax Credit Office always assumes that a 16 year old is a school leaver during the summer. As a result, they automatically stop any tax credit payments for a young person from 1 September.
If you have a 16-19 year old who’ll be staying in school or college after the summer holidays, remember to let the Tax Credit Office know by 31 August or you could lose out.
If you have only one child you claim tax credits for, or you miss the deadline, Contact has some advice.

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