Eligibility for a Child Trusts Fund

 Philip Hammond (Shadow Chief Secretary To the Treasury, Treasury; Runnymede & Weybridge, Conservative) was asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer what conditions of eligibility for the child trust fund apply to migrant workers from EU accession states.

Photo of Ian PearsonIan Pearson (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Economic and Business), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform; Dudley South, Labour) answers:

Children of migrant workers from EU accession states are eligible for a child trust fund account if:

they were born on or after 1 September 2002;

have been or are resident in the UK on or after 6 April 2005, while not being subject to immigration controls; and

have been or are in a child benefit award on or after 6 April 2005, the date the child trust fund scheme was launched.