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    Child Benefit from the UK

    if I live in Thailand with my wife and child and the child is registered in the UK can we get child benefit?

    I contributed to the UK for ten years and still pay my national insurance stamp. I read a story the other day about a Polish woman who gets child benefit and has never been to the UK just her husband worked there one summer.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Doesn't look like you are really supposed to, but that doesn't mean you can't I guess

    HM Revenue & Customs: Child Benefit - If you are coming from abroad or are going abroad

    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/childbenefit/ch5_notes.pdf

    Was it perchance a story in a UK gutter newspaper with the general gist of having a go at foreigners?
    Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    The Daily Mail, so yeah :0)
    Everyone else seems to squeeze money out of the UK surely it's time I had a bit of payback.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Just read the article mate - it's all swings and roundabouts mate I guess (although not in the Daily Mail of course!)

    Plenty of Brits living abroad exploiting foreign systems etc. - nothing to get excited about IMO (unless you are a moody, bigoted Daily Mail reader with an axe to grind against forteigners and/or Labour ministers )

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    just want a bit of the pie if it's available, you don't ask you don't get i suppose.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Doesn't look like it is mate ..... judging by that article the loophole will be closed for Eastern Europeans in the future as well

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyG
    just want a bit of the pie if it's available, you don't ask you don't get i suppose
    yep let everybody get their hands out for free stuff and then complain why the NHS is such a mess. If your not in Britain you've got no rights to screw the system. Thats my tuppence worth anyway.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

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    Why are you still paying national insurance stamp?
    if you don't mind me asking.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    So I can get a pension when I retire.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by CupidStunt
    Why are you still paying national insurance stamp?
    Wish I had thought it through. I was self-employed for a stint before I came here, but I stopped paying stamp duty and so I haven't kept up my NI contributions

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    You have to be resident in the U.K. to get child benefit.

    Regarding the old age pension there was a new pensions act introduced on July 26 2007.

    You now 'only' need 30 qualifying years to get a full pension - it was 44 years!

    Your wife, as your dependant, is entitled to 60% of your pension which is payable to you.

    Currently you would receive, about, 40,000baht per. month, less tax of course.

    Voluntary contributions work out at around 27,000baht a year.

    You can obtain a forecast which will tell you precisely how you stand.

    HM Revenue & Customs: Home Page

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    This is great, I am a resident of the UK. I guess things can change though.

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyG
    So I can get a pension when I retire.
    How old are you?

    I dob't think there will be a pension for most and even if there is what will it amount to?
    fuck all is what!
    I think you'd be better off keeping it and putting it somewhere else, kids bank account maybe?

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by tosser
    You have to be resident in the U.K. to get child benefit.
    seems more than fair enough...

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    Re: Child Benefit from the UK

    I work for Children's Services and we had a couple in asking about this a few weeks ago, I couldn't remember if they managed to get child benefit for the child though.

    I'll have a talk with my head of service and see what the deal is about this situation mate
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