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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.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
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?
Clare
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.

Thanks

Paul

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
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
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Clare,

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.

Thanks

Paul

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
Approved training should not be paid - you can read more here
https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19
So unless this is in fact an Access to Apprenticeship appointment then your ex should not be receiving Child Benefit.
Clare
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