A “BUCKET list” teenager who is terminally ill is to lose her child benefit unless she starts college or a training scheme.
Alice Pyne has been taught at home for the past four years.
Last month she completed her list of things to do before she dies with a whale-watching trip.
After turning 16 she told HMRC officials she wished to continue being educated by mum Vicky.
But they have stopped the cancer sufferer’s £20-a-week benefit and insist that she must be in full-time education or on a training course.
Alice, of Ulverston, Cumbria, who has raised about £100,000 for charity, said: “We’ve got to wait for an education specialist to consider it.
“I know things you can’t learn in a classroom.
“Why do those running the world think people can only be educated at a desk?”
The HMRC would not comment on her case.