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julieevans
julieevans Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I am a single parent and my son has downs syndrome i get ctc and wtc and support with his childcare costs he is in the same school that he was in before the summer when i was getting support  with chldcare costs but since september the tax credit office have told me conflicting information currently they are not paying towards my sons childcare even though my circumstances have not changed my son is 16 and is in his school until he is almost 20 and i have a full time childminder. My ctc and wtc has dropped by £80 per week and i am now in a position where i cannot afford to pay for my childcare because of the reduction. The tax credit calculator on the government website figure shows that i would get help with childcare costs but 1 advisor has told me i will not get any now he is 16 and the other has said i will but no payments have been made yes, has anyone come across this as i am beside myself with worry as i do not know what to do cant afford to pack in work due to having a mortgage.

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @julieevans

    A very big welcome to you to our online community!!!!

    I'm so sorry that you are having to go through your current predicament.

    We have got a Benefit Calculator on our home page I have put the link below for you.

    Please let me know if you have any problems with it????

    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/calculate-benefits

    We have also got a Benefit Advisor who I will pass over your post & they will help you if that is ok????

     Hi @BenefitsTrainingCo

    Sorry but I have got another one that I could do with your expertise????

    Many thanks.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2017
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    Hi julieevans and welcome

    Did you receive DLA for your son ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • julieevans
    julieevans Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Cockney revel yes i do receive dla

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