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Clare, Solicitor
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My daughter, who is 17, left college last year and has been

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My daughter, who is 17, left college last year and has been working in a paid apprenticeship since November. I have an agreement with my ex wife that I will continue to pay maintenance in accordance to CSA rules. Am I still liable for maintenance as my daughter is being paid?
I'm happy to support my daughter directly.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
how much time does your daughter spend in college and how much is she paid?
Does your ex still get Child Benefit for her?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare,

She is working a full working week (35 hrs=) and earning £2.90 per hour.

I'm not sure if her Mother is still claiming Child Benefit. Iwould like to know where I stand before I talk to her.



On that basis it is unlikely that your ex is receiving Child Benefit - and if she is not receiving Child benefit then she is not entitled to Child Maintenance from you.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


just to clarify.

Are you saying that by law my ex wife shouldn't be receiving child benefit if my daughter is working full time as an apprentice earning £2.90 per hour.

I do understand the association between qualifying for Child Benefit and maintenance.



Approved training should not be paid - you can read more here
So unless this is in fact an Access to Apprenticeship appointment then your ex should not be receiving Child Benefit.
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