How long does payment last?

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Guardian's Payment (Contributory) and (Non-Contributory) continues to be paid for each qualified orphan until they reach age 18 unless they qualify for a social welfare payment in their own right. Payment continues up to the end of the academic year in which the orphan reaches age 22, if they are in full-time education by day at a recognised school or college.

If an orphan leaves the household and returns to live with a parent or a parent comes to live with an orphan you must notify the Guardian's section immediately.

Last modified:29/06/2011