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I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.
European economic area nationals with a right to reside in the UK are entitled under European law to claim child benefit in respect of their dependent children resident outside the UK.
These rules also apply to UK nationals living elsewhere in the EEA claiming that country's equivalent of child benefit for their children resident in the UK.
The Government is reviewing the rules for this issue in line with making sure that the UK has a fair and proportional welfare system.