I understand that there are some circumstances where youngsters in this situation are eligible to claim benefits themselves (dependant on your situation). It may be worth a)contacting the CAB b) appealing the decision not to award tax credit
Hi, is she not going onto college then? I'm surprised you got your reward for the year so quickly. I updated mine last week and still haven't heard anything. I'm dreading it now based on your story, I have 3 children too. The lady on the phone said I would continue to get CTC until September, which is when I should know where my son stands with his college course.
Well my eldest is waiting to hear about her college course and they took her off and said that they'd reinstate it with backpay if she gets on the course. I too have lost £200 a month. Nightmare isnt it?
I think they expect these teens to leave college and jump straight into jobs...it's not the real world.
My poor girl is looking daily for jobs, shes willing to do anything to no avail...and in the meantime I've got to feed her, provide a roof over her head, buy her toiletries etc...do the government expect us to kick kids out the day of their finals? Thats not what parenting is about.
Mind you it's so hard finding the extra money.
Luckily my daughter is doing some summer holiday child minding for me for cash which has saved me putting the little 2 into the local kids holiday club at a cost of £30 a day!