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Tax Credit Compliance Letter

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Sando Thu 06-Nov-14 15:35:49

I have received a letter from Tax Credit Compliance asking for pay-slips, P60, Bank Statements, Letter to show my son was in full-time non-advanced education etc. I no longer receive Tax Credits because my son has turned 20. However, they are investigating last year's claim and now we get to the crux of the matter.

My son has special needs (i.e. speech & language, mild autism) . he successfully completed an NVQ at college and was then encouraged to do a BTEC course. At the time, I had my doubts about his capability of completing a BTEC but he wanted to give it a go. He completed his first year but towards the end, he started suffering panic attacks and severe heart palpitations (all of which are registered with GP and hospital). As far as I am aware, he was not formally withdrawn from the course because we were hoping to look at other options, courses etc that he could do in his second year. However, that did not transpire.

Consequently, he did not attend in the academic year 2013/14. He did not make any claims for JSA or Income support but I did continue to receive tax credits. I now realise having read all the rules and regs in detail that I should have reported this as a change of circumstance.

I also realise that once the TCO realise that he has not attended, we will have to repay what was received, even though he would have been entitled to JSA or income support during this period.

Can anyone advise if I will be able to repay with monthly instalments and the maximum amount of time I will be allowed to do this.

Any advice hugely appreciated. Thank you!

Failedspinster Thu 06-Nov-14 15:39:41

Ring the helpline and explain your circumstances smile

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