No, I don't think so. Not certain if they have or not, sorry.
Mainly because we were not sure how long Laurie would be with me. She is a "challenging" child. She was hurting her 10 year old brother and 5 year old sister. My daughter, Amy, asked for help from social serviced but received none. Laurie was making Amy a nervous wreck and she felt she could not protect the other children from her. She brought Laurie to me on speck one day, as she couldn't cope with her any more. It was never arranged properly, never formal and none of us knew how long it would last. It was, and still is a time of turmoil for us all. She left here as suddenly as she came.
Thank you. XXXXX may just ask you something else? You don't think it could be argued that we shared care and as one of us had to claim for her, no overpayment was made? After all, Laurie was entitled to the tax credits?
Also, in your experience, do you think it is likely that they will prosecute my daughter? Or, just ask her to repay the money? I realise you can't know this, but what is the likelihood?
Thank you. Last couple of questions Alex. I imagine its about £30 or £35 a week for 9 months, so, around £1200. Would they consider that large? I have no idea what they think of as a lot. And should she get a solicitor, do they do legal aid for cases such as this?
Thank you I really appreciate your time.