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The wave of migration from Eastern Europe is a two way process with cheap workers coming into the UK while taxpayers cash flows out in one of the largest milking of the benefits system ever witnessed. In both cases Britons are losing out.

Tens of thousands of Eastern European migrants living in Britain are exploiting a loophole in the law to claim UK child benefit for children they have left behind.

Migrant workers from new EU member states including the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania, are signing up in droves for the cash, funded by British taxpayers.

But it is the massive flood of Polish migrants who are taking native taxpayers for a ride. In Poland, parents do not have an automatic right to state benefits for their children. Even those payments which are available are strictly means-tested and very few people qualify.

But under EU rules, Polish and other Eastern European parents working in Britain can leave their children at home and still qualify for UK money - £907.40 a year for a single child and £608.40 for each additional one. According to the Mail on Sunday (13th) more than 50,000 Poles have also applied for the handouts so far this year, which even if they claim for only one child, the Polish applications alone will already have cost the taxpayer £45million this year.

£45million could pay for about 1500 front line police officers or about 2000 nurses on the ward.

A Mail on Sunday investigation also found that heartless Polish parents were dumping their children in state orphanages or with relatives to take up jobs in the UK.

Now, Polish officials say that the weight of applications for UK child benefit has left the state agency dealing with the claims facing collapse.

"There's so many to deal with. In some cases whole villages have left to go and work abroad," said Beata Trybowska, of the Krakow branch of the agency responsible for processing the applications.

In Krakow alone, which has lower rates of emigration than many other parts of Poland, figures show that in 2004 - when Poland joined the EU with seven other former Eastern Bloc states - only 100 child benefit claims were made.

Last year, the number had jumped to 1,800 and in the first half of 2006 it was already more than 2,200. Official records put the number of Poles who have registered to live and work in Britain at 230,000. But the true figure is possibly closer to a million.

Last night, a spokeswoman for HM Revenue and Customs confirmed that

Eastern European nationals could claim child benefit. She said that under EU rules it was classified an 'exportable benefit'.

With a further 300,000 migrant workers expected pouring into the UK next year from Romania and Bulgaria, just how much longer are British taxpayers going to suffer in silence? We are being fleeced thanks to the inability of Blair’s regime to deal with immigration and our continued membership of the EU.

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EU national can claim Tax Credits as well. If they work 16 hours or more they can apply for WTC. They put the name sof their non existing children or children they left at home and claim Child Tax Credit as well. On top of that they are entiteled to claim housing benefit ( some restrictions, but they get around it) and council tax benefits.

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EU national can claim Tax Credits as well. If they work 16 hours or more they can apply for WTC.

The problem with that being? Tax credits are indeed a foul abomination, but not because foreigners can claim them.

They put the name sof their non existing children or children they left at home and claim Child Tax Credit as well.

Just as well that the native British chav would never commit benefit fraud.

On top of that they are entiteled to claim housing benefit ( some restrictions, but they get around it) and council tax benefits.

Ditto, twice.

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Just as well that the native British chav would never commit benefit fraud.

Ditto, twice.

I'd rather someone in my own home stole from me than my next door neighbour!

Edit: Especially when the "race" card is pulled constantly when disciplining 'next door neighbour'

Edited by OzzMosiz

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The problem with that being? Tax credits are indeed a foul abomination, but not because foreigners can claim them.

Just as well that the native British chav would never commit benefit fraud.

Ditto, twice.

Agree with everything you say there but why import more of the same? Surely the best answer is to crack down internally on the chavs and also stop any new claiments arriving from overseas?

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Why do we allow out MP's to get away with this !

time us tax payers started to revolt cus we will not be getting any state pension when we get old and you can see why

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Why do we allow out MP's to get away with this !

time us tax payers started to revolt cus we will not be getting any state pension when we get old and you can see why

Do you still live in Belgium?

I also remember you very proudly announcing that your girlfriend fiddles benefit for you as well.

You're a ****.

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Why do we allow out MP's to get away with this !

time us tax payers started to revolt cus we will not be getting any state pension when we get old and you can see why

Suggestions?

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Tens of thousands of Eastern European migrants living in Britain are exploiting a loophole in the law to claim UK child benefit for children they have left behind.

That's what happens when the government push through laws full of loopholes. No need to blame the immigrants.

But it is the massive flood of Polish migrants who are taking native taxpayers for a ride. In Poland, parents do not have an automatic right to state benefits for their children. Even those payments which are available are strictly means-tested and very few people qualify.

I don't see how the second part justifies the first.

£45million could pay for about 1500 front line police officers or about 2000 nurses on the ward.

It really is a trivial amount of money and not worth worrying about. I am sure you will know that 13m is officially negligible http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5262890.stm :P Maybe you want to get excited about something a bit more substantial? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtm.../ixcitytop.html

With a further 300,000 migrant workers expected pouring into the UK next year from Romania and Bulgaria, just how much longer are British taxpayers going to suffer in silence?

The immigrants will pay taxes. I doubt they would be entitled to any benefits if they did not.

We are being fleeced thanks to the inability of Blair’s regime to deal with immigration and our continued membership of the EU.

There is an easy solution to that, except this still being a democracy it will not pass. There are lots of things you could criticise TB for, but I cannot see how not leaving the EU could be one of them.

Agree with everything you say there but why import more of the same?

I believe the immigrants coming from elsewhere in the EU are highly motivated and want to work.

Surely the best answer is to crack down internally on the chavs and also stop any new claiments arriving from overseas?

I am not sure you need to make a distinction between the two. It would obviously be undesirable to encourage incapable layabouts to immigrate, but I suspect that the current system whereby they cannot claim benefits for several months after arival adequately addresses that. Obviously, that only applies to EU migrants and not asylum seekers.

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I benefit greatly from the wanton looks from a blonde slavic girl in the house opposite. She makes me feel like a real man borne of a superior econo-cultural environs. Shame her enormous lumpen boyfriend (complete with standard issue large shapeless padded ski jacket) would probably break me in half... from the inside. I like to think its like a real life close encounters, but with me holding all the (credit) cards.

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Last night, a spokeswoman for HM Revenue and Customs confirmed that

Eastern European nationals could claim child benefit. She said that under EU rules it was classified an 'exportable benefit'.

So the EU say its ok for foreigners to claim benefits for children that aren't even in the country!? Who the hell do they think they are? No wonder Euroscepticism is growing.

I'd rather not pay tax and throw an equivalent amount of money down a frigging drain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I benefit greatly from the wanton looks from a blonde slavic girl in the house opposite. She makes me feel like a real man borne of a superior econo-cultural environs. Shame her enormous lumpen boyfriend (complete with standard issue large shapeless padded ski jacket) would probably break me in half... from the inside. I like to think its like a real life close encounters, but with me holding all the (credit) cards.

What?

I wish there was a country I could go to and earn 3 times my wages and claim bonus benefits paid by the the stupd natives!!

Sounds like heaven!!

Edited by cockrobin

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Jesus H Christ!!! Four threads and a poll on the front page of HPC, all dedicated to immi-f**king-gration.....ENOUGH ALREADY!!

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Immigration is a short term fix to wage inflation with very long term, very expensive consequences.

However with a Government in power that is lucky to see each week out its hardly a suprise they have a complete and utter disregard for the people they are elected to serve.

The Sooner the Champagne Socialists sitting in the hands of big business and big leaders are removed from our parliament the better of the British Public will be.

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