My 16 year old grandson has been staying with us for over a month following rows with his mum. She can be difficult to get with along due to trauma experienced some years ago.
He has now decided that he wants to live with us on a permanent basis and we have told him we're happy to have him here. He's still at school and hopes to go to university when he is 18.
While we're not in dire straits, it has crossed my mind that this will cost us a fair bit if we have to support him financially for the next 5 years or so. We are still financing our youngest through uni and were hoping to retire in the next few years as I am 57 and hubby 62.
We are not entitled to any benefits but wondered if there was any allowances we could claim towards his keep. His mum is still claiming child benefit for him but hasn't offered us a penny of it and I doubt she will in the future. Would we be able to claim this on his behalf instead - or would it be means tested as I think hubby is above the threshold to receive it.
This is all new to me so any advice would be gratefully received!
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