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Tax credits keeping some of my award?? ....

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frazzledbutcalm Tue 27-Jan-15 19:54:13

I rang tax credits to inform them of my 2nd child being awarded dla. The man said he'd backdate everything and I'd get at least £500 backdated money. My award letter came through - I've been given £395. I rang up today to query it and was told they've kept £310 of my award as my whole tax credit amount is quite large (dh didn't earn much last year as he's newly self employed), so they're keeping the £310 until the end of the year when we reapply. If it turns out dh figures were correct then they'll give me the money back then. If his figures were wrong then they'll keep the money and sort out how much I will pay them back?!? Surely they can't do this? Dh has an accountant so figures were right. I'm just confused as to how and why they chose this amount. I've since had 3rd child awarded DLA and they haven't kept any further money apparently. Although her backdated money isn't right either?? confused
Posting this also in legal/financial

frazzledbutcalm Wed 28-Jan-15 14:16:46


PolterGoose Wed 28-Jan-15 18:18:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

frazzledbutcalm Wed 28-Jan-15 18:48:44

Thanks polter ... if no-one had any ideas my next stop was CAB. Inititially when they told me on the phone I just thought oh ok, I'll get it later then. But the more I think about it the more outraged I am! They didn't keep anything back from the initial award ... only when 3 lots of DLA were introduced. They've said the award is now high ... well the DLA has added £9000 to it - that's why it's now high. confused

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