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When do benefits end for a child who is attending elementary or secondary school?
If a child is attending elementary or secondary school full time when he or she turns 19 and has not completed the requirements for a secondary school diploma or equivalent certificate, the child's benefits continue through whichever of the following occurs first:
The month he or she completes the course;
The second month after the month the child reaches age 19 (if the school operates on a yearly basis, which is the usual case); or
The last month of the quarter or semester that is in progress when he or she reaches age 19 (if the school operates on a quarterly or semester basis and requires students to reenroll for each new quarter or semester).
Last Revised: March, 2001
- When are benefits paid to a child who is not attending school?
- When do child's insurance benefits end?
- Benefits for children
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- Termination of Child's Insurance Benefits
- Separation Due to Child's School Attendance
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- Can a child be re-entitled to benefits?
- What other evidence proves paternity?
- How do you prove that a child is in your care?
- What does "full-time" mean?
- School Attendance
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