I get child tax credits from the government, about a year and a half ago I was signed off work for stress and ended up having to give my job up. All this happened when I was supposed to be giving my final annual pay figure to the tax credits people. I wasn't really in the frame of mind for it and totally forgot to do it so they stopped paying my tax credits, fair enough as they didn't know how much I was due. I provided them with that figure (although a couple of months late) when I was in a better frame of mind. I just got a call from them yesterday demanding that I pay back my whole claim for that year because I got my figure in late!!! I thought it was fair that they would stop paying but to then say I wasn't eligable because I got a figure in late is a joke isn't it??? It's not that I earnt extra and wasn't entitled to it, the only reason they want it back is because I didn't get a figure to them on time.
They didn't even set a deadline for me to phone back with the figure so I can't see how they can say I was late with it.