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Child care benefits on Tier 2 general visa

Post by medici » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:15 am

Hi,

I am on Tier 2 general visa and the BRP mentions - No Public Funds.
Does this mean I cannot claim child care benefits?
My daughter is currently 7.5 months and we were under impression of getting tax credits for daycare expenses.
Please advise.

Thanks!

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Re: Child care benefits on Tier 2 general visa

Post by JB007 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:20 am

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... blic-funds

The Tax Credit benefit has ended, but that is/was a Public Fund - and has been replaced by the benefit called Universal Credit, which is also a Public Fund.

Others will advise on whether you are allowed to have some free childcare hours given to you.

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Re: Child care benefits on Tier 2 general visa

Post by medici » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:26 am

Thanks for sharing the document.
So basically there is no option to claim tax credit for the daycare expense - is that correct?

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Re: Child care benefits on Tier 2 general visa

Post by CR001 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 am

Correct.
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Re: Child care benefits on Tier 2 general visa

Post by physicskate » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:46 pm

medici wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:26 am
Thanks for sharing the document.
So basically there is no option to claim tax credit for the daycare expense - is that correct?
If this is the scheme you mean:
https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

No. Not unless one of you is an EEA/ UK citizen or you are allowed access to public funds.

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