Backdated claims

Thhis is seriously off.

Pensioners are going to miss out on hundreds of millions of pounds of benefits owed to them under a government move to cut the time they get to claim tax credits.

In a move that could trigger another backbench revolt against Gordon Brown, ministers have abolished the 12-month period in which the pensioners can claim backdated pension tax credits and imposed a new limit of three months.

There\’s one and only one circumstance in which this could possibly be justified. The one where HMRC can only claim back overpaid credits for three months, not for any longer periods.

But that ain\’t gonna happen, is it?

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