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    I have a quick question about dependants and their income.

    My boyfriends older brother (20) is still living with their parents but receives job seekers allowance. Is that something that’s classed as his own income and do his parents have to declare that as their sons income?

    His younger brother also had a part time job in the 2016/17 tax year (he was 17 then) so Is that also something that you’d put down in the income box in the dependants section?
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    (Original post by katherine9609)
    I have a quick question about dependants and their income.

    My boyfriends older brother (20) is still living with their parents but receives job seekers allowance. Is that something that’s classed as his own income and do his parents have to declare that as their sons income?

    His younger brother also had a part time job in the 2016/17 tax year (he was 17 then) so Is that also something that you’d put down in the income box in the dependants section?

    Hi katherine9609,

    If the student is under 25 years old and his parents are supporting his application, it is only their income we ask for, the brother that is 20 years old is no longer dependant on the parents as receiving job seekers allowance.

    Are the parents still in receipt of child benefit for the younger child?

    The section requests information on children who are financially dependant on you and your partner. You should enter children who are not in further or higher education.

    Thanks Rona
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    Hi katherine9609,

    If the student is under 25 years old and his parents are supporting his application, it is only their income we ask for, the brother that is 20 years old is no longer dependant on the parents as receiving job seekers allowance.

    Are the parents still in receipt of child benefit for the younger child?

    The section requests information on children who are financially dependant on you and your partner. You should enter children who are not in further or higher education.

    Thanks Rona
    Yes, his parents still get child benefit for his younger brother.
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    Yes, his parents still get child benefit for his younger brother.
    Hi katherine9609,

    The child that they receive income for would then be a dependent.

    Income can be declared, but this will not be used in the assessment and will not be included in the household income. We would consider child(ren) under 18 as dependent on their parents, regardless of their income.

    Thanks Rona
 
 
 
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