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http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8413914.Poole_couple_left_in_lurch_as_tax_credits_stopped_without_warning/?ref=mr

A JOBLESS couple say they have been left scraping to survive after their tax credits were stopped without warning.

Tracey Forward, 28, of Liberty Way, Poole, has been without the support for her daughter, Tia, nine, for nine weeks and – despite calling a helpline daily – said she is now owed more than £700.

She said her payments were interrupted when she told HM Revenue and Customs that her partner, Craig Middleton, 30, was moving in with her.

The delays have meant that her landline phone, internet and TV services have all been cut off, said Tracey.

She added: “There’s no reason for the claim not to have gone through. I’ve got people phoning me every day asking for money that I don’t have.

“We made a couple’s Job Seekers’ Allowance claim and I told tax credits that he had moved in. Since then we’ve been waiting for payment.

“I’ve just been told to sit and wait.

“I’ve been told to go to the local tax office in Bournemouth to get emergency money, but that costs me money in petrol, which is a bit of a waste of time.

“We’ve been just about living on Job Seekers’ Allowance.”

Tracey said she had now been given an emergency payment from the tax office, but the claim itself was no further forward.

She has also received a response to a complaint letter she wrote saying she would receive a full reply after October 22.

This week, HMRC said it was sorry to hear about Tracey’s problems but could not comment on individual cases for confidentiality reasons.

The tax credit office would be contacting her, added a spokesman.

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said she is now owed more than £700

Yes, dear.

She said her payments were interrupted when she told HM Revenue and Customs that her partner, Craig Middleton, 30, was moving in with her.

Thats generally how it works.

The delays have meant that her landline phone, internet and TV services have all been cut off, said Tracey.

No internets, no TVs, my god, what has the world come to?

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Why, why WHY do these people need 'support' (ie, my taxes) for bringing up children??

For God's sake, the woman has a car! I'm in full time work and would struggle to run one!

And why can't her 'partner' stump up a bit of cash?

I think there's something afoot here. Substance abuse? She looks pretty awful for 28.

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I think there's something afoot here. Substance abuse? She looks pretty awful for 28.

well i did notice that poster of kurt cobain in the background now you mention it

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Here's a suggestion to you and your partner : Get a f****n' job !!

now, now. don't go getting all extremist and irate at the poor dear - you might hurt her sensitivities!

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She looks pretty awful for 28.

She's from Bournemouth.

I like the way it says her TV services have been cut off - Sky, presumably. So she can run a car and afford satellite TV on the dole, which is nice because it would be a stretch for me to afford either and I only have the missus to support on my salary. She's also been managing to call the helpline daily despite having the landline cut off. So can still afford the mobile, I take it.

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Where are these jobs? :rolleyes:

Using Google I found this site

http://www.myjobsinpoole.co.uk/

Searching on BH15 (postcode for Poole) returned 488 jobs within 10 miles. That took me about 20 seconds to find near enough 500 vacancies. I'm sure if they really tried, they could find a few more.

Perhaps they'd like to start with those.

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