Are you receiving child benefits, child tax credits?
Is your child 16+?
If the answer is yes than this information will come in useful to you.
As result have been released over England, Wales and Northern Ireland you need to inform HM Revenue and customs of your child’s educational status otherwise payments will be stopped.
If your child is aged 16+ and continuing full time education or undertaking an apprenticeship it is important you inform HM Revenue and Customs. If they are leaving education to start a full-time job you must report this change to avoid overpayments which you will have to pay back.
This information can be updated by your Personal Tax Account (PTA) to update both Child Benefits and Child Tax Credits. It is a quick and easy process and only takes a matter of minutes. More than 12 million customers have registered for PTA.
Personal Tax Accounts
If you fail to update this information you could be given a penalty for failing to report these changes and be prosecuted for benefit fraud.