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    What is considered acceptable proof of full-time education if, for example, I wanted to prove that I am eligible for child maintenance despite being over 16?
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    (Original post by Oaiken)
    What is considered acceptable proof of full-time education if, for example, I wanted to prove that I am eligible for child maintenance despite being over 16?
    College or university ID card or a letter on headed paper from your place of education
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    I've tried to use my college ID card previously, but they seemed unsatisfied with me using it as proof of full time education, claiming that I could use an old ID from the year before or apply for a new one then drop out of college. I thought this was fairly unreasonable, but regardless I will give jelly1000's second idea a go.
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    (Original post by Oaiken)
    I've tried to use my college ID card previously, but they seemed unsatisfied with me using it as proof of full time education, claiming that I could use an old ID from the year before or apply for a new one then drop out of college. I thought this was fairly unreasonable, but regardless I will give jelly1000's second idea a go.
    Thanks!
    Dont college ID's usually have the year on though- e.g. 2016-2017
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Dont college ID's usually have the year on though- e.g. 2016-2017
    I didn't really understand their argument, but they make the rules, and apparently my college ID was not sufficient proof of full-time education which saddens me
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    (Original post by Oaiken)
    What is considered acceptable proof of full-time education if, for example, I wanted to prove that I am eligible for child maintenance despite being over 16?
    yeah what jelly1000 and Tiger Rag said should defo work. I had my school do the same for me as proof of full time education, and it worked a charm for the child maintenance thing. The student support at your school should have quite a bit of experience with regards to what needs to be written on the headed letter to give it some bona fides.

    On the off chance they don't however, as I recall (albeit this was a letter I glanced at for all of a few minutes, many a month ago) mine went something like "I (teacher person) from (your place of education) am writing to confirm that (you) is currently in full time education which he/she started on (start date) and will finish on (end date) studying (xyz). If you have any further questions or require any further proof of (your's) full time education status, please do no hesitate to call on (teacher person's school number). sincerely (teacher person)"
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    (Original post by SirKyrgystan)
    yeah what jelly1000 and Tiger Rag said should defo work. I had my school do the same for me as proof of full time education, and it worked a charm for the child maintenance thing. The student support at your school should have quite a bit of experience with regards to what needs to be written on the headed letter to give it some bona fides.

    On the off chance they don't however, as I recall (albeit this was a letter I glanced at for all of a few minutes, many a month ago) mine went something like "I (teacher person) from (your place of education) am writing to confirm that (you) is currently in full time education which he/she started on (start date) and will finish on (end date) studying (xyz). If you have any further questions or require any further proof of (your's) full time education status, please do no hesitate to call on (teacher person's school number). sincerely (teacher person)"
    Thanks for confirming that, it really puts me at ease xD
    I'll make sure to ask for something along those lines at student support, I'm sure they'll know what I'm after.

    Once again thank you for all your responses, really helpful stuff
 
 
 
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