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Ali M-W
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Posted - 16/09/2010 :  08:11:13  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Lovely bit of HMRC bungling here:

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Jo_B
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Posted - 17/09/2010 :  13:48:02  Show Profile Send Jo_B a Private Message
thats awful, how the heck was she declared dead in the first place?
also social services would of been involved as well as if she had died her children would of needed to be cared for.
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onlimee
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Posted - 19/09/2010 :  15:59:01  Show Profile Send onlimee a Private Message
but the article says she rang the council and that HMRC put her on emergency payments? which one of them was at fault?
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Jo_B
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Posted - 21/09/2010 :  08:22:55  Show Profile Send Jo_B a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by onlimee

but the article says she rang the council and that HMRC put her on emergency payments? which one of them was at fault?



who made the mistake in the first place to declare her dead
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LittleLady
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Posted - 24/09/2010 :  13:37:50  Show Profile Send LittleLady a Private Message
What an absolute pile of steaming poo. The local article here has a lot more detail:
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The Daily Mail version has had most of the facts removed, what a surprise. If there's one lesson I need to pass on to my kids it will be "Never believe a single word that has been vomited out by the Daily Mail". Oh, and maybe "look both ways before crossing the road".

Neither of the articles mention how the error might have occurred in the first place, nor why it might be taking so long to fix. The local story does say "the council" wrote a letter to the lady's next of kin requesting more information - I think she meant HMRC. The lady says it never arrived. Impossible to prove either way, of course.

I do feel sorry for her, because I imagine it will be a nightmare getting her payments properly sorted out, but it sounds like she doesn't exactly help herself either. The Daily Mail saying she "fears for her home" is pure fabrication, as she has paid her rent, according to the other article. Bailiffs apparently turned up because she hasn't been paying for her car. It also says this situation has been going on for two months. So she missed two payments and bailiffs turned up? Did she phone them to explain the situation? Did she get letters first?

So many questions would need to be answered before blame can be apportioned.
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