hi I'm having problems with tax credits. my ex girlfriend told me she had stopped child tax credit but has just found out this is a lie. they are saying we both need to pay the money back however i haven't received any of the payments and we lived at separate address in different counties
the date from which they are claiming is 04/13 to 04/14
we spilt up 05/13 the reason for this was due to the children going into care, i then claimed single person benefit and housing benefit we were living in the same area but not the same house,from when we spilt up the children went into care 25/6 my ex girlfriend told me from the 07/13 she had stopped claiming tax credits. i do live in the uk
no i didn't contact tax credits until October 2014 as i had a renewal form come through the door at my new address and contacted them at this date which then came to light that my ex was still claiming. i never received any of the payments as it was in her bank account.
i believe my ex must of renewed the child tax credits in the April 2014 and signed my name without my knowing is this fraud?
so would you say that the blame should be both parties or just my ex girlfriend's? As i find it unfair she has received £110000 and i have to pay half of this money back for something i didn't receive.
If i have the evidence of my single claim and housing benefit and also bank statements do you think this would be enough evidence to prove i believed my ex had contacted the tax office and that i never received any of the payments?
thank you i appreciate your advice
the reason they got my address is because i was paying tax the reason i think i was issued a renewal is because their was still a joint claim that i was unaware of.
i agree with you regarding May 13 to June 13