Contact has advised that parents and carers make sure that their tax credits do not stop for their 16-19 year old.
If you have a 16-19 year old who is staying in non-advanced education remember to let the Tax Credit Office know or you could lose out on tax credit payments.
The Tax Credit Office always assumes that a 16 year old has left approved education or training over the summer. As a result, they automatically stop any tax credit payments for a young person from 1 September. In order for your payments to continue, you must contact the Tax Credit Office to confirm details of the course your 16 year old is doing.