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04 Sep 12 #353829 by BaronMitford
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Don''t know if this has been covered elsewhere in this topic, haven''t seen it.

Toying with the calculator:
Do you still need to include your ''children'' in the calculations if they are 24 & 23 both working living at home. Third ''child'' 21 and full time at University in final year?

Thanks for your answers, sorry if this has been covered before. The help button doesn''t tell you.

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04 Sep 12 #353864 by Elphie
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I wouldn''t have thought so, as children for this purpose means dependents, as in under 18. In reality, arrangements for the "child" still at uni might need to be made, eg agreements on how you will pay for uni for the final year. But the calculator wont take that into account it''s a very blunt tool.

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05 Sep 12 #353874 by Fiona
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The priority is dependent children under 18 years of age, but over 18''s in education aren''t irrelevant. It''s reasonable to provide a base for students whilst they are studying a first degree even if they don''t live there full time. Over 18s not in education are considered independent and when they are working they would be expected to pay their own living costs.

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05 Sep 12 #353882 by BaronMitford
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Thanks for your answers. That''s what I thought.

I already pay for youngest son''s accommodation costs at uni, & other ones he seems to incur!!

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