Arrivals to the UK: Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit new rules

Information on the new rules for people arriving from abroad on or after 1 July 2014.



New conditions have been introduced affecting people who arrive in the UK, or return after a period of absence, on or after 1 July 2014. They will need to live in the UK for 3 months to be eligible for Child Benefit or Child Tax Credit, unless one of certain exceptions applies. This document explains who is affected, what the exceptions are, and includes examples.

Published 1 July 2014