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Childcare Payments Act 2014

Qualifying Children

Section 14: Qualifying child

77.Section 14 allows regulations to define a qualifying child for the purposes of the scheme. The Government intends to make regulations providing that a qualifying child is one aged under 12 (or, in the case of a disabled child, under 17).

78.Regulations will provide a definition of ‘disabled child’. This will include, for example, a child for whom disability living allowance or personal independence payment is payable.

79.Subsection (2) provides that regulations made under this section can specify different definitions of a qualifying child to apply for different periods.

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