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TOPIC: Child Tax Credits stopped because IB not a factor

Child Tax Credits stopped because IB not a factor 6 years 10 months ago #14640

I was awarded Child Tax Credits based on the fact that I receive long-term IB due to the fact that I am deemed to be unemployable due to my various conditions. I have been receiving Invalidity Benefit since 1987 then transfered to IB in 1995. I was awarded Child Tax Credits in 2003 based on the fact that I was receiving IB. Now I have been told that I no longer qualify because the DWP do not recognise the CTC to be a family allowance. They quote EC Ruling for the matter but tell me that they do not have the ruling so they cannot help me.
They gave me no advance notice of the stoppage until it was stopped.
They also quote that because I live abroad who is a member of the EEA countries that I do not qualify for CTC on residency grounds.
I was born, bred, schooled and worked in the UK until 1987 I moved in 1993.
Anyone out there that can advise?
I cannot get any representation because CAB in UK will not help "foreigners".
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Re:Child Tax Credits stopped because IB not a factor 6 years 10 months ago #14656

Hi Sally,

I'm afraid that CTC is not one of the benefits we cover on the site.

Have you tried phoning CLS Direct? As I understand it, legal aid is available if you have a legal issue relating to the UK, whether you live here or not. So, if you meet the other legal aid criteria they may be able to advise, though I'm far from certain of this.

See the Help with benefits page

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help

Good luck,

Steve
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:Child Tax Credits stopped because IB not a factor 6 years 10 months ago #14657

This explains the Habitual Residency test.

www.multikulti.org.uk/habitual-residence...e/english/index.html
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