Nearly thirty thousand U.K. families lost out on money for disabled children – because of government error.

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November 26, 2016 by dontbringlulubook

The families’ caring for disabled children should have got extra tax credits worth between 60 and 80 pounds a week.

But – between 2011 and 2015 they lost out on between fifteen and twenty thousand pounds.

All because – according to the BBC Moneybox programme – the taxman (or Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) did not talk to the Department of Work and Pensions.

The taxman is to pay out a lump sum now and future tax credits for families with disabled children will be raised.

But there will not be a re-opening of  the cases to give the families what they should have had.

The error only came to light when HMRC audited the families getting tax credit – and it was spotted that a tick box had been removed from an application form.

The full BBC Moneybox programme can be heard here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j4rp

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