hi how ru i have 3 children ages 7 ,11 16 ,and all my e2b gives me is 10 pounds a week he has a good job but he says he to pay his bill but as long asu have children is full time education he has to provide for ur children
Under CSA rules child maintenance is payable all the time that Child Benefit is being paid and the child is aged under 16 or aged 16 to 19 and in full-time non-advanced education. Child Benefit is usually paid until the first week in the September after the child finishes school/college. The meaning of full time education is more than 12 hours a week of study on a course up to and including A level standard.
Under the Children Act 1989 over 18s who are in education or training may ask courts to award maintenance from separated parents. They would normally be eligible for legal aid.
However, when there is a court order for CM, imposed or by consent, the terms of the order dictate when it ends. Often the order is worded something like CM is payable until the age of 17 or the end of full time secondary or tertiary education. It may be possible to vary an order so that it is extended to cover university students if no provision is made, although the costs may outweigh any benefit.
I have 1 child who is 18 in college and my sol. is going to ask for CM for him untill he finishes university, but I do not work and I do not have any income and I am going to do retraining in order to get qualification and become eligible to work after finishing the training which will take me some time. I thing the duration of CM vary with the circomstances. your x income, your income and if your children are willing to go to work or to uni. It is realy confusing and I hope I gave you some of the help you need.