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    Has anyone else has problems with Tax credits when they became a single parent? I move next week with my 2 children. I’ve applies for tax credits and housing benefit (I do work part time). Tax credits say it takes 5 weeks to process, but in my area universal credits come in on 14th Nov so if it’s not done by then I will have to start the application all over again. Housing benefits say there is a 6 week delay . So it’s potentially 8-10 weeks before I get a payment. I have the first months rent and bills sorted but what do I do from there if it isn’t sorted? Im so scared I will loose my home or something, not be able to feed my children etc. Has anyone else been in this situation? What can I do?

    Thank you.

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