Tax credits if you leave or move to the UK
2. Going abroad
Your tax credits will stop if you expect to be away for one year or more.
You may still qualify for tax credits if you go abroad for a short period, for example on holiday or for medical treatment.
|Reason for leaving||How long you can get tax credits for|
|Medical treatment for yourself, your partner or your child||Up to 12 weeks|
|Death of your partner, a child or close relative of either you or your partner||Up to 12 weeks|
|Any other reason, eg holidays or business||Up to 8 weeks|
If your trip is going to last longer than 8 or 12 weeks, contact the Tax Credit Office within a month. Your tax credits will end unless:
- you get UK benefits or State Pension and you live in another European country with a child
- you work and pay National Insurance contributions in the UK, but your family lives in another European country