Twice as many eastern Europeans receiving child benefits

July 9th, 2013

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A change in EU rules doubled the number of foreigners receiving state child support (børnecheck) in just four years. According to a report by the think tank Kraka, citizens from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, all countries that joined the EU in 2004, are responsible for the increased number of children’s benefits being handed out since 2006. The support is often handed out even if the children do not live in Denmark. 



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