Child Tax creditIncome SupportChild Benefit - early payments?
Found 17th Dec 2008
Hi does anyone know if Child Benefit and child Tax Credits were scheduled to pay early? Just it looks like I have received my Child benefit a week early (might have miscalculated dates - will have to check old bank statement), and my child tax credit 3 days early - usually get on a Friday but its now for £4 less - got my new statement which they automatically issue when you change address today, and future payments are now about £4 less than they were although my circumstances havent changed...bit annoyed as I had a direct debit which bounced ( I got a letter in at end of previous week to say it had failed), and which they said I would have to contact company to organise payment, successfully came off today and now I guess I amn't due any money till monday and need to put money in electric meter, get nappies and wipes for night times for kids etc....wish I had cancelled it as soon as I got the letter to say it had bounced but thought it usually said in letter if the bank were going to try again, or that the company would contact you if they were going to retry? CAB advised me to cancel all non essential payments and then to dig out all my PPI etc info on them (The one that came off is an Egg Loan from years ago when I was married and before kids came along!), incase I am covered, cos will have to renegotiate payment plans with them due to me not working...