Got a letter through on Saturday.
Have been claiming as a single parent since July 2009 when dh and I split up, got back together sept 2010 (but no proof he was not in the house)
I have falsely claimed from sept 2010 until getting the letter on Saturday. I won't even bother making excuses the lie just got out of control.
In the letter it says that they are looking at the 2011/2012 claim but nothing yet about previous years. Have seen people on here say though that they only investigate the years it mentions on the letter?
Anyway- have tried calling them on the special number all week but it is constantly giving a message saying the call cannot connect? Not sure if there is a fault or not. Tried calling the normal tax credits number but they won't transfer me.
Can I write a letter instead?
It says just to call on the letter they sent me but I'm going out my mind and want it sorted ASAP.
What would I write in a letter? Would I admit right away to husband being here since 2010 or say he was living with me for the year in question. Any help with wording would be great. Also I don't want to make a joint claim I want the money paid back and to never deal with them again, would they agree to this or will I definitely have to go through a investigation?