Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Child tax credits stopped because of Mum`s relationship with the post office

"Debbie Balandis says her child tax credits have been stopped because her bank account showed a 'Martin McColl' - the newsagents where she collects her benefits."

"A single mum has had her benefits stopped because the taxman believe she is in a relationship with her local SHOP."

"Debbie Balandis, 40, was shocked to receive a letter from HMRC saying her £140-a-week child tax credits would be stopped because she had a new man, the Daily Record reports."

"She immediately called the tax office and was told activity on her bank account showed a Martin McColl the trading name for her local newsagent chain RS McColl."

"The mum-of-two, from Glagow, tried to explain that she collects benefits from the post office at her local RS McColl and that was why the name appeared on her bank statements."

"But she was told her weekly payments were being stopped until she can prove Martin McColl isn’t her live-in lover."

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