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Old 18.02.2016, 20:58
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Re child benefit, no, my understanding is that they can't claim it twice but as UK CB is much higher than in some countries e.g. Poland, Romania etc, they can leave their kids behind but claim the UK level of CB to send home. Ethically dubious but all people must be treated the same so it's allowed.
I understand why it's allowed, and it could never be stopped on the basis of a claimant's nationality (at least while the UK remains in the EU), but I don't think there's anything discriminatory about requiring proof that the child resides in the UK before any payout. At least David Cameron is trying to get it pegged to the cost of living in the child's country, although I understand there is plenty of opposition from eastern European leaders.
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