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Act now to continue receiving child benefit for your teenagers

Joanna Faith
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Joanna Faith

Parents and carers of teenagers have until the end of the month to notify HMRC that their child is staying in education if they want to continue receiving child benefit.

Child benefit stops on 31 August on or after your child’s 16th birthday. However, if they continue their full-time education or training, parents or carers remain eligible to continue receiving the benefit.

The deadline to update HMRC is 31 August.

You can update your child benefit records via GOV.UK or return the 297b form sent to you by HMRC.

You will also need to give HMRC alternative account details if you previously received your payments into a Post Office, M&S or Tesco current account as these are being shut.