Good evening !
I would like some help / information on the following situation:
I started to work and paying taxes to Ireland in May10. I have 2 children aged 7 and 5 living in Portugal with mother , as I am in Norway (working for an Irish company).
Applied for child benefit (in Oct11 - documents were not received by services) and respective arrears since I started paying taxes in May10. After a Long period of sending /receiving documents, finally my claim was aproved, but only since 01Dec2012, as arrears were not validated (reason is that I should have applied within 12 months of starting working in Ireland) I really need help on this situation , as I'm sending every month around 400-500 eur to support my children and was expecting the arrears to be aproved since I started working (May10).
Now I have about 12 days to appeal to the Deciding officer, regarding the arrears, giving a "Good Cause" for it.
The main reason I have for being late on request , is that I didn't knew that I was entitled to child benefit from Ireland, and even after gathering some information from colleagues, this informations was very contradictory and unclear.
Could you please advise me on what to do?
Thank you so much for your attention Best regards Cid