Very difficult, but please try to stop worrying about this. There is nothing anyone can say to you, which will prevent you from going into another round of anxiety, which is really not good for your health. Phone to book an appointment with your Doctors, to see if they can offer any help for this or if you don't want to see Doctors look for self help guides on helping to combat anxiety. NHS link on anxiety.
People make mistakes in failing to report changes and this may cause them to have been overpaid. The tax credits staff will see such cases every day of the week, so your case is not any different to any other they are looking at. I suspect they see cases going back more than 5 years on a regular basis.
You have taken the first step in contacting tax credits and just have to wait for tax credits to contact you to confirm the overpayment details. You then contact them to work out best repayment option. If you want to do anything practical in the meantime, you can start looking through your earnings, childcare details and anything that relates to this, so you have all of the details available.
Hi uncle Bulgaria could I ask, you state when you get round to updating details an overpayment is worked out and that is the way tax credits works, is that the case even for previous years where you should have given them the details years ago, as in my case?
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