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Hi Can you tell me what the definition of habitual resident

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Hi Can you tell me what the definition of habitual resident is in Germany? My wife has been actually resdeint here in the UK for 20 years, but has been claiming child benefit for our children, since they were born 15 years ago, in Germany. She has also had coverege of health insurance with the AOK in Hannover, but they say that they only insure habitual residents. Can a person actually live in the UK (actually and physically) but have habitual residence in Germany at the same time? When is habitual residency lost? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: German Law
Expert:  legal eagle replied 1 year ago.
Dear Customer,Thank you so much for using Just Answer.Habitual residency means that she has to be actually living in Germany for most of the time and not just visit.It depends however on what permanent residency is needed for.So even nonresidents are entitled to Kindergeld if they pay their taxes in GermanySo even if your wife is a non-resident it does Not have to mean that she is not
Expert:  legal eagle replied 1 year ago.
.....does not mean that she is not to Somerset benefits.


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