The Cash App is free, and it’s the fastest way to send money, request money from friends and family, or request payment from customers.
As a parent, you want to ensure that your child handles their finances and has the tools they need to manage their money. One way to do this is by setting up a Cash App account for your minor child. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a Cash App account for a minor, including what you’ll need and any age restrictions you should be aware of.
We’ll also provide some tips for teaching your child how to use their Cash App account responsibly. By the end of this article, you’ll have everything you need to set up a Cash App account for your minor child and give them the necessary information they need.
Creating an account on Cash App requires the approval of a parent or guardian if you’re under 18 years old.
While it may tempt to lie about your age and create an account on your own, here are some tips that will help make the process easier. If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to create a Cash App account in no time.
Can Minors Have Cash App?
Yes! Minors can use Cash App to send and receive money, just like any other adult. However, your legal guardian will create an account on your behalf.
How Do I Make A Cash App account For A Minor?
The Cash App is available to those who are at least 18 years old. However, if you’re under 18, your legal guardian can create an account on your behalf.
To make it easier, you can provide:
- Tap the Profile Icon on your Cash App home screen.
- Select Family Accounts and tap I’m a teen.
- Follow prompts to enter your name and birthday.
- Tap Request Approval.
- Look up your parent or guardian’s information (name, $Cashtag, phone number, or email)
- Tap Send in the top right.
Can A 13 Year Old Get A Cash App card?
Yes. However, if you are 13 years old, you will also need your parent’s permission before opening an account.
If your parent or guardian already has a Cash App account, you may open an account by linking their current account to yours through the Parental Controls feature.
Linking an existing Cash App account as Parental Controls gives full control of this new child’s card to the primary cardholder’s online Dashboard and lets them set spending limits and withdrawal permissions as they wish.
The Primary Account Holder must link their own Cash App account to a phone number associated with the child so that they can text themselves instructions on how to complete the setup.
Once setup is complete, the Primary Account Holder can see the Child Card balance in their dashboard and withdraw funds from it on behalf of the Child Card user when necessary.
They’ll still have to verify every purchase request from the Child Card user via SMS message – which only adds another layer of protection against fraud.
How To Use Cash App Under 18
To use Cash App if you are under 18, you’ll need the approval of your parents or guardians.
To start, you need to download the Cash App in either Apple Store or Google Play. If you have an iPhone, it will be in the App Store and if you have an Android device, it will be in the Play Store.
From there, simply sign up with your email address and password. Once you’re signed up, tap the Profile Icon on your Cash App home screen, select Family Accounts and tap I’m a teen, follow prompts to enter your name and birthday, tap Request Approval, ook up your parent or guardian’s information (name, $Cashtag, phone number, or email), tap Send in the top right.
Minimum Age Requirements For Cash App
The age requirement to create an account on the Cash App is 13 years old. However, if you are under 18 years of age, you will need to have your parent or guardians create an account and have access to their phone so that they can send you money.
How Do Parents Approve Cash App For Minors?
Once a teen has sent a request, their parent or guardian will need to approve the request from their Cash App account before the teen can start using Cash App. Follow the steps below to approve a request:
- Tap the Activity icon on your Cash App home screen.
- On Request for Approval, tap View.
- Review the terms and conditions and tap Approve.
This article has shown you everything you need to know about creating a Cash App account for minors. Cash App has made everything easy for everyone. As a minor, reach out to your parents or guardians before you can start using Cash App to send and receive money.
John Gurche was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Utah, England, New York, and Los Angeles again. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning his BA in 1969, and his Ph.D. in 1975. He is the author of 10 books, including: A History of Western Philosophy (with Stephen Toulmin), The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, and The Liberal Imagination.