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Note that as your husband is a British citizen, neither condition would apply.Commons Library Research Briefing: The Habitual Residence Test wrote:Those exempt from the test include:
• European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are classed as ‘workers’ or ‘self-employed persons’ under EC Directive 2004/38/EC, and family members of such persons;
• EEA nationals with a permanent right of residence in the UK, and their family members;
About a third of benefit claimants are better off on Universal Credit than the Tax Credit benefit because UC is all about being better off working. About a third will be the the same and the other thirs will be worse off (unles they work) because the Welfare Reforms have ended end being better off on benefits/chosing benefits as lifestyle choise. But you should have read the rules or taken advice from the CAB, because the rules and requirements for Universal Credit are very different to the Tax Credit benefit.
If you can still claim Universal Credit. Both parents are expected to earn a minimum amount (Minimum Income Floor) each month and it could be that your joint earnings are too much for low income benefits at some point.
The short lived Tax Credit benefit was extremely generous and allowed parents to live on benefits year after year. With Universal Credit, the Tax Credit benefit has now been brought in line with the other low income (means tested) benefit requirements.
The fact you can't claim low income benefits from the UK aside, what made you think you would be better off claiming Universal Credit, instead of staying on the Tax Credit benefits as long as you could before you were moved to Universal Credit? If you are claiming benefits through Working Tax Credits, then you are earning less than about £18,000 between you a year. Unlike Tax Credit, Universal Credit has work requirements for both parents.Cloverbea wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pmI am the us citizen married to a British citizen. Lived in Ireland from June 2016 to August 2017, got Family Permit for myself and children(us citizens). Came back to UK and FP expired January 2018.
In April we changed from child/ working tax credits to universal credit due to being much better off on UC. British citizen has worked since returning to UK and I have worked since September 2018.