Financial planning

Changes in financial circumstances can affect any of us at any age.

Financial planning can help to ensure that you and your family have considered the future and have the finances you need.

For example, families need to know:

  • What happens to any benefits when a child reaches the age of 16 or 18?
  • What happens when young people leave school and go into employment or further education?
  • What happens if a young person is unable to work?
  • What happens to my child if something happens to me?

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Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is up to date, however changes in the law over time may affect the accuracy of some content. The information provided does not constitute legal or professional advice. You should always check details regarding your welfare rights with a local advice centre or the Department for Works and Pensions.

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