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