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Carwarden House

Community School and Sixth Form

Key Stages

From Child to Adult

As young disabled people turn 16, 17, 18 or 19 they become entitled to benefits and support in their own right. What they’re entitled to may, or may not, depend on whether they’re still in education, are job seeking or claiming benefits as the young adult they now are. Parents’ and carers’ benefits and tax credits can depend not only on the student or employment status of their disabled sons or daughters and their other children but also on what their disabled offspring are claiming.

The guide is available to download from the link below. The Working Families website helps to explain the system.

From child to adult a guide to disability transition and family finances