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how long for tax credits?

(33 Posts)

please. sent in forms a week ago, its the bulk of the money i get to feed a family of 7 including 2 disabled children. partner doesnt get paid for 2 weeks.

JambalayaCodfishPie Fri 05-Jul-13 13:24:20

I had the money in my account within two weeks of posting off my renewal. Very simple claim though, no childcare or disabilities.

Usually quick if I ring with any changes about two weeks? Busiest time if year now with renewals, have your payments stopped? Why are you not receiving it with two disabled children?

Gah posted too soon, it it your renewal then? Payments shouldn't change that much (look at last years should give payment amount and schedule for this year??)

its a new claim as my partner has moved in. 2 lots of disability element, and last payment was on monday. amounts shouldnt change according to online calculator and the sums that the lady did during our phone call, but was wondering how long i will be without money for.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:03:39

you will continue to get your normal payments, so monday.

We waited 7 weeks for a new claim and my friend waited 16 wks.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:11:00

Sorry, so you were claiming before your p moved in? So, it'll be an updated claim, yes?

yes i was claiming as a single parent, and have now put in a joint claim. there is no payment scheduled for monday according to the lady i spoke to earlier, nor has my paperwork been logged as being received despite being sent a week ago.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:21:56

so they stopped your usual payment?

yes as my old claim is closed.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:27:54

then it could be weeks. Ask them to make a discretionary payment.

they said approx 3 weeks, but not sure if i can make what i have stretch that long. i did ask if there was a way they could continue paying but they said no.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:38:51

Oh dear, sorry. I'm sure you'll get it sorted though smile

well yes i know it will be sorted eventually, but i dont know how long they expect me to survive with no money.

lissieloo Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:44

Sadly, I think there are a lot in the same boat. I presume there are other benefits you are receiving to help tide you over? Can you borrow from family?

You need to phone and keep pestering them. They lied to us saying that they'd sent forms out asking for extra details to explain the delay in dealing with our case and then said our application had been lost in the system.

Luckily our landlords were were sympathetic and didn't mind waiting a few weeks for our rent payment so that helped a lot.

i have a little to last, and am getting carers allowance every saturday and child benefit every tuesday. landlord is council so not sure how sympathetic they will be.

My landlord is housing association and they were fine with it. I think if you go and explain the situation you will be surprised at how understanding they are.

Goodness, didn't know they would stop payments then leave you with nothing shock

neither did i.

ArtexMonkey Sat 06-Jul-13 08:38:02

Do the other two adults in the family have any money?

BOF Sat 06-Jul-13 16:26:00

You must be packed to the rafters in there- is your brother still living with you?

yes partner has some cash, and i have some savings so can keep going for a week or two thankfully. yes brother still here, he helps me care for the children. he will continue giving me his rent money on mondays which will help.

MisselthwaiteManor Tue 09-Jul-13 15:20:13

We made a new claim for child tax credits last weds and got the money today, so 6 days. I would keep phoning.

ooooooh, thanks Hoppus. its been 10 days so far though so not as fast as yours. they told me i wasnt allowed to call until 3 weeks.

MoodyDidIt Tue 09-Jul-13 21:41:43

oh they take the piss

took about a month when i changed from single to joint claim although this was a few years ago

but they do back date it

oh i know it will be backdated to 25th june, but just wondered how long they expect me to do without it for.

just spoken to tax credits, there was a slight error on the form which is now corrected but still could be up to 3 weeks, and there is no way they can give me any money in the meantime.

AudrinaAdare Thu 11-Jul-13 01:19:36

I went from being single to having DP / soon-to-be-DH added with minimal disruption in payments. This was in 2007 so things might have changed since then but I did have to jump through hoops wrt writing letters in advance to tax credits and income support and providing proof of his income. They couldn't action things until the date but having the paperwork saved a lot of time.

He had also, before moving in, saved enough to cover food and essential bills for the upcoming changeover should there be a delay. Why shouldn't he? I was a single woman with a child. He wanted to protect us when he came to live with us.

Cherry, I hope the tax credits get sorted very quickly, and that your new DP also steps up to the plate. He seems to have been a bit remiss so far, moving in with you and your children and no bloody plan B for you all.

i dont think he has at all. he has some cash which he saved, and gets paid next week. he has paid the rent and council tax, and is giving me money for shopping tomorrow. we have provided everything tax credits etc need, just waiting on an award from them to send to the council and everything will be sorted then.

AudrinaAdare Thu 11-Jul-13 09:32:36

Well that's something. Fingers crossed you'll hear from them soon smile

might add that he is on a very low income as well.

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