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House of Commons Hansard
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06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances a person living in the UK working as an au pair from (a) an EU and (b) a non-EU state may qualify for Working Tax Credit (WTC); for how long such a person must be resident in the UK before qualifying; and how many such people are estimated to be receiving WTC. [124944]

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Entitlement to Working Tax Credit (WTC) depends on a person being in “qualifying remunerative work”. Claimants with responsibility for a child or qualifying young person, or who are disabled, must work for at least 16 hours a week to qualify for WTC. Workers without children or a disability must be aged at least 25 and work for 30 or more hours a week in order to qualify.

A person is ordinarily resident if they normally live in the United Kingdom (apart from occasional temporary absences) and they have chosen to live and settle here in the UK for the time being.

People who have limited leave to enter or remain in the UK are generally excluded from access to public funds, including WTC.

More detailed guidance is available on the HMRC website (www.hmrc.gov.uk).

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