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He lives and work in Switzerland but he does visit us at times. The only financial tie we have is is the combined mortgage on the flat and he pays for the mortgage. he also pays some utility bills. Gas, electricity and phone. But I pay for council tax, food and childcare for the kids.
Nop they never asked for that information. All they want to know is whether you are a lone parent or not, your annual income and childcare costs. And now I am confused about the definition of lone parent too. I am not sure if we should have no financial ties at all. I have been aske to provide them with my bank statements, utility bills and any other documentation that proves that I am a lone parent. My statements show no evidence of any financial dealings with him. I can also get proof that he is resident abroad but not sure how much information I need to give them as I am nervous if I give them more info then they need I might get myself into further trouble or too little info might delay and complicate their decision so please advise how much to reveal.
Yes, please can you specify the definition of lone parent and also that I am in full time employment myself and claim working Tax credits and hence want to know that what sort of checks and investigation can be done on me and what should I try and explain to them.