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i work voluntary at a farm and also attend college two days

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i work voluntary at a farm and also attend college two days a week but my parents dont get anything for my clothing i have to wear or transport can i claim anything?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.

Clare :

Hi Thank you for your question.

Clare :

My name is Clare

Clare :

I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Clare :

How old are you and what special clothes do you need

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

waterproofs,thick warm clothing for all outdoor activities,boots that get soiled,wellington boots,gloves, everyday my clothes need laundering in a separate washing machine because the envirement

Clare :

Is that for the voluntary work?

Clare :

how old are you

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

yes but i also use it for the college coarse i'm on because the coarse from college has placements at the farm i do the voluntary work at.

Clare :

how old are you

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

16 but 17 in june

Clare :

How many hours a week are you in college?

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

college mondays 9 untill 3 placement at the farm wednesday 7.30 untill 4pm

Clare :

So more than 12 hours a week/

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

yes

Clare :

Then you parents should still be receiving Child Benefit for you and are eligible for Child Tax Credits of their income i slow

Clare :

They can check their entitlements here

Clare :

http://www.turn2us.org.uk/benefits_search.aspx

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

they do get child benefit but it does not cover the costs of clothing and expenses to and from the farm and college.

Clare :

I am afraid that there is nothing extra for that

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

so can my father claim in his taxes for supo

Clare :

No I am afraid not

Clare :

however of they are eligible for Child Tax credits they can claim those

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

but theyve been told they cannot claim child tax credits because my fathers wage goes up and down so there is no other grant or anything i can do?

Clare :

Unless the college offers a grant then no I am afraid not - although the Child Credit is determined on last years income and P60 so it could be worth applying

JACUSTOMER-aheigg1n- :

ok i will tell my dad and relay the information to him thak

Clare :

You are welcome - good luck