Families of disabled children underpaid thousands in tax credits

Families of disabled children underpaid thousands in tax credits
 

Thousands of low income families with a disabled child were paid up to £4,400 too little in tax credits after data was not shared between authorities.
Some 28,000 families received at least £3,000 too little from 2011-2014 after the Department for Work and Pensions failed to inform the HMRC they were eligible for the extra money.
HMRC said it would repay the money owed for 2016-17 but not for earlier years.
It said it was up to individuals to check they received the right payments.
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26 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 218
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