I have a seventeen year old living with me, a friend of my daughter, she is in full-time education. I am on benefits. Her mother claims child benefit for her but she hasn't been home in six months because her parents are very unsupportive. I do everything for her because she has major spinal problems. She does not get any disability benefits. Can I claim tax credits for her even though her mother claims child benefit?
No, I haven't considered child benefit as her mum gets this. I have arranged for PIP forms to be sent.
Thank you ever so much. That is really helpful.