What happens to child maintenance when my child is 16+?
Last updated: 17/02/2021
Parents have a legal duty to financially support their child. Maintenance can be arranged directly with the parent who pays, through the Child Maintenance Service or the Scottish courts.
You are entitled to child maintenance payments for a child while you get child benefit for them.
Your child’s other parent can continue to pay maintenance voluntary, or by a court agreement, to you or the young person after child benefit has stopped but it cannot be arranged through the Child Maintenance service.