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The Child Poverty Action Group has been awarded funds to develop a challenge to what the Government say is a change in child tax credit eligibility introduced by Universal Credit, leading to refugee families with children being excluded from claiming Tax Credit for the retrospective period prior to when they were recognised as refugees. This affects potentially thousands of families with vulnerable migrant refugee children. Previously, refugees who claimed tax credits within a month of being recognised as a refugee were entitled to an award from when they first claimed asylum which is paid net of any asylum support they received.