When your child finishes Year 11, your financial circumstances may change. You may need to contact HM Revenues & Customs about this.
16 – 17 years in full-time education/training: Child Benefit may stop if you do not tell HM Revenues and Customs what your child is doing.
16 – 17 years not in full time education and training (NEET): You may qualify for extended Child Benefit for up to 20 weeks.
See the Government Guidelines
A National Insurance number is an important form of ID for education, training and employment purposes and should be kept safe.
Your child will usually receive a National Insurance number just before their 16th birthday.
If they didn’t get a number or have lost it, they can apply on-line or by telephoning 0300 200 3500 or Textphone 0300 200 3519.
Depending on personal circumstances, your child may be eligible for financial support to remain in education and learning.
Your child’s college or training provider can advise you on this.
A 16-18 photo card allows you to save up to 50% off travel to school, college or work if travelling by bus, train and tram.
For young people between the age of 16-18 years living in the West Midlands, photo cards are FREE.
Child benefit enquiries: online service to ask questions about your Child Benefit
Welfare Rights: Free independent and impartial advice and support on all welfare benefits