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Tax credits when your circumstances change



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This factsheet explains what happens to your tax credits when your circumstances change. It explains how to make sure you receive the correct amount of tax credits and what to do if you have been paid too much. For more information on tax credits and other benefits contact the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925. Calls are free. The information in this factsheet is for the current tax year, April 2017-April 2018.

Universal credit is a new benefit system that is replacing many of the current benefits and tax credits over the next five years. Some families with children who are claiming benefits or tax credits for the first time in selected areas must now claim universal credit instead of tax credits. For more information on universal credit and how it may affect your family you can visit the Gingerbread website.


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