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Income support during child benefit extension period

 

Charlotte R
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WRAMAS, Bristol City Council

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Client’s 16 yr old daughter is pregnant, baby due mid Oct. Mum had claimed child benefit for the extension period which is due to end in Nov.  I advised daughter claim IS but they have been advised by job centre that she can’t claim until child ben ends and mum cannot stop child ben claim herself. Is this right?  My feeling is that if daughter awarded IS then child ben will have to stop….