STUDENTS who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full time education or unpaid training are still eligible for child benefit – but their parents must inform HMRC of their plans so it’s not automatically stopped on August 31.
Forms have been sent to more than 620,000 people whose benefit will stop if they don’t return them. So far, only half have been sent back.
If a child is staying in full time education or unpaid training the form needs to arrive with HMRC before August 31 to ensure payments continue.
If people have not returned their form by August 31 they can call the Child Benefit Office on 0300 200 3100