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From 1 April 2016, the qualifying age for children to be included in a child support assessment is under 18 unless the child is aged 18 and enrolled at and attending a school. A child is considered to be enrolled and attending a school until 31 December, if they are enrolled and attend until the end of the school's academic year. This change applies to children you receive or pay child support for and children you've named as dependents.
A school is defined as:
Before a child's 18th birthday we'll send you a letter, or email if you're registered with myIR, asking about the child's plans.
Watch this video to learn more about changes to the age limit for children in child support.
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If they're leaving school before turning 18 you don't need to tell us. We'll stop child support the day before their 18th birthday.
If they're staying at school, tell us straight away so we can continue assessing child support. If you don't tell us we'll stop your child support. If you want your child support to start again you'll need to complete:
If your child decides not to complete the school year you need to let us know so we can make sure there isn't an overpayment.