Thank you If he pays through CMS then yes, as child benefit payments fall in line with child maintenance payments (they both cease together).However, if you have a family-based child maintenance arrangement, then it is negotiated between yourselves as there are no specific rules.If you would like to read about Child Support Payments in more detail then take a look at our Child Support Guide, where the subject is covered in more detail along with a free downloadable guide and letter templates. Every parent has the basic responsibility to provide for their child up until the age of 16, when they are legally allowed to leave school and get a job.After this age, it depends what your child chooses to do.At this stage it will be your choice about how much you pay and also in what way.You will no longer have to pay the money to your ex and may consider helping your child in other ways.Hi my son is 16 and starting college in September, I understand I still need to pay child maintenance to my ex partner while he is at college, but he has recently got a job and is earning his own money outside of college, do I still need to pay child maintenance if he is earning his own money?
In this case maintenance can be reduced as long as the basic rate or reduced rate is being used.
If they continue in full-time non-advanced education (see below for information about the new school/education leaving age rules), not higher than A-level equivalent, for at least 12 hours a week, then your maintenance payments will continue until your child finishes or until they turn 20.
In 2013 the law changed, making it compulsory for all UK children to continue in some kind of further education until the age of 18 (that is the end of the school year in which they turn 18).
Thx Hi, my daughter has recently completed her ‘A ‘levels and has decided to have a gap year prior to starting university next year. The amount I pay each month was verbally agreed by both parties.
Thx Hello my son has finished college but I am still receiving child benefit for him until the end of August 2018 does my ex still have to pay maintenance for him whilst I receive child benefits.