Reply To: How to treat a young person between CB ceasing and going to University


You need to look at the Child benefit regs and then look at the HB change in circs regs –

1st – the child benefit regs state what the terminal date is for someone who hasnt turned 20

Qualifying young person: terminal dates
7.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a person who has not attained the age of 20.

(2) The condition is that the period found in accordance with Cases 1 and 2 has not expired in that person’s case]

Case 1

1.1The period is from the date on which he ceases to receive relevant education or approved training, up to and including—
(a)the week including the terminal date, or
(b)if he attains the age of 20 on or before that date, the week including the last Monday before he attains that age.
1.2For the purposes of this Case the “terminal date” means—
(a)the last day in February,
(b)the last day in May,
(c)the last day in August,
(d)the last day in November,

the key phrase here is THE WEEK INCLUDING the terminal date – so they are classed as a QYP for the WEEK which includes 31 August
now we look at basic Hb stuff
our weeks run Monday to Sunday
the end of the week which includes 31 August is Sunday 3rd September – so that is the end date for them being a dep
the day after (monday 4th) they become a non dep and change in circs rules dictate that takes effect from the monday after the first day of change – so non dep charges kick in 11th September

While Im all for Benefit Maximisation and willing to stretch a reg ( or even use a Closed period superssion!) i cant quite agree with Mr Thurman’s idea that a non dep charge shouldnt apply

But he is a lot smarter/knowlegable than i am so he may have a good point

but the end date of them being a dep definately is sun 3 September, not 31 august

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