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Preparing for Adulthood Transition Guide

Last updated: 20 February 2023
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Benefits advice

When a young person turns 16, they can claim benefits in their own right. This will affect some benefits that are paid to you as their parent/carer so this is worth bearing in mind.

Below are some places you can get benefits advice and what is available to you.

It's a good idea to set a reminder so you always give yourself and your child/teenager plenty of time to make benefit applications. Some of these can be very long and difficult to understand. this will also give you time to ask questions before applications are due.