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Hi. I've got a question regarding civil law. My husband and me are separated since September 2014. We had joint tax credit award and when I've reported it few months later the overpayment of working tax credit occurred. He was taking money for working tax credit, I had nothing to do with those money and now they want both of us to pay it back because it was joint claim. My husband doesn't want to pay it back on his own so I have to pay back half of it. Can I go to court and open civil case and make him pay me back the money I paid for him?
I want to add that Tax Credits said that one of us can pay back all but if we won't agree they can't take more than half
Yes we both signed it, but we were a couple in that time. Since September we are separated. I reported it after couple of months, I wasn't aware that it will make an overpayment. They written off child tax credit and just working tax credit is overpayed. I don't understand why I have to pay because I didn't spent THIS MONEY. The overpayment is 2000 £, £1000 each.
Thanks for answer. I've got one more question to you. I can't pay it back straight away in one single payment. I will have to pay it in instalments for couple of months. So when will be the best time to write to him? I think, it would be when I finish paying it, am I right? And one more: is there a chance for me to win in court?
Yes, thanks for answering me