Dependent child

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Dependent child

Your child is a "dependent child" if they are financially dependent on you and:

  • under 16 years of age, or
  • over 16 but under 25 years of age and a full-time student or an apprentice*.

A child who has a spouse or domestic partner cannot be a dependent child.

* Apprentice applies to accidents on or after 26 September 2018.