Guidance

Child Benefit information about young people aged 16 or over

Find out about getting Child Benefit for a young person aged 16 or over who's in full-time non-advanced education or approved training.

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Child Benefit information about young people aged 16 or over

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You can continue to be entitled to Child Benefit for a young person aged 16 or over if they’re a ‘qualifying young person’. This leaflet:

  • explains what we mean by ‘qualifying young person’
  • tells you about changes that can affect the amount of money you’re entitled to
  • explains if your Child Benefit can be extended and who qualifies

You can tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about any changes to your circumstances that may affect your Child Benefit through your personal tax account.

Leaflets are for guidance only and reflect HMRC’s position at the time of writing.

Published 28 May 2014
Last updated 1 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. This leaflet has been updated to reflect changes to approved training programmes in Northern Ireland.
  2. English and Welsh language pdfs replaced.
  3. First published.