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    Hi,

    I am 24 years old (25 in September). I have just been told on the phone that they will assess if my son is dependant financially on me or my partner. If they deem it is my partner we get no support for childcare whilst I study. How is this determined.

    My son ( 9 months old) lives with me and my partner (not married). My partner is 28 and works full time but doesn't earn a high wage. I have sent the Child Benefit letter and his birth certificate also.

    I am worried as if we get no support we cannot afford childcare and I will have to pull out of uni. I worked so hard to get an interview and onto the social work course I wanted.

    Sorry if this doesn't make too much sense I have just been told this over the phone by SFE and I am now so anxious.

    Thank you.
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    Hi,

    I am 24 years old (25 in September). I have just been told on the phone that they will assess if my son is dependant financially on me or my partner. If they deem it is my partner we get no support for childcare whilst I study. How is this determined.

    My son ( 9 months old) lives with me and my partner (not married). My partner is 28 and works full time but doesn't earn a high wage. I have sent the Child Benefit letter and his birth certificate also.

    I am worried as if we get no support we cannot afford childcare and I will have to pull out of uni. I worked so hard to get an interview and onto the social work course I wanted.

    Sorry if this doesn't make too much sense I have just been told this over the phone by SFE and I am now so anxious.

    Thank you.
    Hi Barney1993,

    The child must be dependent on you, not on a partner or third party. The child is classed as dependant on you if the Tax Credit Award Notice is in your name.

    Thanks

    Catherine
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    Hi Barney1993,

    The child must be dependent on you, not on a partner or third party. The child is classed as dependant on you if the Tax Credit Award Notice is in your name.

    Thanks

    Catherine
    We do not have Tax Credit. Would the Child benefit letter in my name be ok?
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    We do not have Tax Credit. Would the Child benefit letter in my name be ok?
    Hi Barney1993,

    If the child benefit letter is in your name, we can accept that.

    Kind regards,

    John.
 
 
 
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