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    • Chouhdry
    • By Chouhdry 12th Oct 18, 3:35 PM
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    Underpaid Child Tax Credits
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    • 12th Oct 18, 3:35 PM
    Underpaid Child Tax Credits 12th Oct 18 at 3:35 PM
    I have four children, all four I received child tax credits however when my eldest child turned 16 I didn't know I had to tell them that she was still in education. Therefore I missed out on 2 years of child tax credits. After her my eldest son stayed in education and now is in his second year. I had missed one year of his child tax credits also. Now my third child is staying in education I realised I had to let HMRC know that if my over 16 children stayed in education. I notified them through the online service and they have began paying for my eldest son's 2nd year and 3rd child's child tax credits.

    Is it possible to get my 3 years worth of missed child tax credit payments? (2 Years for my daughter who is now in University and 1 year for my son who is in his 2nd year of approved education).

    Thanks for any help.
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 12th Oct 18, 4:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 4:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 4:14 PM
    No, tax credits can only be backdated 3 months. It was your responsibility to let them know and you failed to do so.
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 12th Oct 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 4:40 PM
    did you notify child benefit or did that stop also?
    • Chouhdry
    • By Chouhdry 12th Oct 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:08 PM
    No for some reason that stayed the same.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 12th Oct 18, 10:10 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:10 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:10 PM
    No for some reason that stayed the same.
    Originally posted by Chouhdry
    Usually this also stops unless you notify them. Sometimes they share information but this doesn't always happen.
    • Chouhdry
    • By Chouhdry 12th Oct 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:21 PM
    I done a bit more research. Child benefit do not share information with tax credit department. Also found out that the backdate is not possible as i did not meet the requirements/criteria. This means I lost out on a whopping 7000.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 12th Oct 18, 10:38 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:38 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 10:38 PM
    Child benefit do not share information with tax credit department.
    Originally posted by Chouhdry
    They are both HMRC and they can and do share information, they have with all 3 of my children when i've updated the information when they've continued their full time education. However, i've always rang both to make 100% sure.
    • olgadapolga
    • By olgadapolga 13th Oct 18, 7:53 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:53 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 7:53 AM
    They are both HMRC and they can and do share information, they have with all 3 of my children when i've updated the information when they've continued their full time education. However, i've always rang both to make 100% sure.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Agree with this - when I rang Tax Credits to update them about my daughter's continuing education, they told the child benefit team for me.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Oct 18, 8:48 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:48 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:48 AM
    The departments do share information but it is up to you to read your awards notices and notify any changes so I highly doubt any appeal for backdating would work
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