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    I read somewhere a while back, that upon emigrating we are eligible to still receive child benefits for 1 year?

    and child tax credits?

    Does anyone know, or should I put a call into Inland Revenue?

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    I think it's more like a couple of months, Lou, while they decide whether you're away on holiday or have gone for good. I read through the website relating to Child Benefit and on page 10 it tells you you can get Child Benefit if you are moving to an EEA country or if you are 'going on holiday' from time to time. I have heard of parents receiving it after they'd immigrated but it was only for a short time.

    On here, Glenda makes some comments about UK Child Benefit being paid to her. I've never heard of child tax credits - must have been after my time.

    I'm sure some of the others will have clearer information to impart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zummerzet_lou View Post
    I read somewhere a while back, that upon emigrating we are eligible to still receive child benefits for 1 year?

    and child tax credits?

    Does anyone know, or should I put a call into Inland Revenue?

    TIA

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    Hey Lou.

    This is a strange one and all will depend on how "straight laced" you are haha Kidding!!

    Info from hubby who was a civil servant! So believe this is correct!!

    If you get PR and leave the UK to go to NZ permanently you are NOT entitled to Child Benefit after the date you leave.

    This is because you have residency in another country and there are other child benefit schemes in other countries that you can apply for.

    The deal is this... you can claim child benefit for upto 6 months if you are in another country "temporarily". You can claim it longer than this if you live in the EU. (there are certain conditions for this apparently)

    You can legally get CB for 12 weeks if you are planning to return to the UK. Although, you might get a job and decide to stay... then you can call and cancel your child benefit. This is beneficial for people who are going to get a work permit and do not have PR as yet.

    If it is found that you have claimed CB after emigrating, you will have to pay it back in full.

    Not sure on the tax credit thing, but i guess the same rules apply!!

    Hope this helps,
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    Hi Lou, I didn't think about this, I just rang them both and told them that we're moving to New Zealand, they required an address and phone number in NZ and that was it. Maybe I've done myself out of some money there. Although I have printed off the forms for our New Zealand Inland Revenue numbers so I can get straight down to the tax office there and see what we're entitled to.

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    Hi Lou

    we have just done this- I conatcted both before we left. we were on very minimal tax credits anyway but our claim for that stopped when we left the country. As for child benefit we were still entitled to it for 8 weeks after leaving- this has obviously stopped now as we've been here longer.
    We don't have PR though so technically we were coming for holiday.
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    Hmmm .. guess I'd best contact them? .. as tempting as it is to keep it piling into our bank account I really don't fancy having to pay it back.
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    And they will catch you for it Lou.
    Apparently tax credits have overpaid us 41 and they are chasing us for it here.
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