Suspended Tax Credits payments

We were approached regarding a young mum, a single parent, who was struggling with ill health herself and taking care of her two teenage daughters, both of them suffering with Asperger’s, behavioural problems and suicide attempts. Both girls are in receipt of DLA, but one of whom was refused DLA on renewal of the award. This is currently being appealed. Losing that DLA award has had a knock on effect on her tax credits payments, with those being stopped and she has not had any money through since last November. Tax Credits have decided that there has been an over-payment as the Mum was late notifying them of the DLA stopping, so her Tax Credits payments have been halted until April 2017. We agreed to send across £100 to help ease their current situation.

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