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Child benefit and tax credits for new to home educated children with special needs.

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Educational Freedom

Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

There has been a recent change to child benefit and tax credit eligibility.
The change now states
'home education - if it started before your child turned 16 or after 16 if they have special needs'.

We have previously asked for and received clarification on how to claim for those continuing home education post 16.

This request is to ask for clarification about 'after 16 if they have special needs'.

Could you confirm what evidence/status of their special need is required for those starting home education post 16.
Not all young people will have an EHCP for their special need and not all will have a formal diagnosis.
What constitutes a special need in this instance?
Are there specific forms that need to be completed?

Yours faithfully,
Cheryl Moy
Educational Freedom

B&C FOI Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2021/24497

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B&C FOI Team, HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Ms Moy,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 14
October.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team

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