Please could anyone offer advice or shed light on my situation.
Hubby and i split 2016 after i discovered he was having an affair, never thought to finacially seperate as lots of things were going on and i was dealing with heartache.
Fast forward to June 2017 and we decided to give our relationship another go,
i failed to inform tax credits as wanted to make sure that the relationship was going to stick...mistake or not i was stupid.
Recieved a letter of compliance asking In Nov 2017 asking for information to be sent as they have links that x was linked to address,
called them and told them that i fact i was back with hubby and i was sorry i didnt call earlier,
lady told me that as i hadnt finacially seperated and i had no proof he wasnt staying at the property earlier my claim would have to be cancelled from April 2017 and now if things like this happened again i had to make sure i finacially seperate from hubby and that i would be able to make agreed payment amounts to pay back overpayment.
Recieved a letter the following week from compliance team saying
“ thankyou for disclosing that i was living as a couple, my claim has ended and i would recieve a new award for the year.
Following week recieved a amended statement saying if nothing changes between now..nov 2017 and april 2018 i would have a overpayment of just over £4000 but this was still to be confirmed.
Fast forward to present day and i still havent received this final overpayment letter stating what i owe.
Is this normal? 7 months is such a long time and i am panicking they are looking into other things that could lead to me being prosecuted and being sent to prison.
Before our split we had never had to claim tax credits as we were above the threshold.
No other benefits we claimed during our split just tax credits.
I dont know if i am being silly and worrying over nothing.
Shall i call HMRC and enquire when i am likely to hear or just leave it unti they contact me.
If anyone can offer even the smallest of advice that would put my mind a rest i would be eternally grateful.