The new man in Ms Balandis’s life: In fact, it’s the post office where she receives her benefits, as HMRC should know.

A single mum has had her benefits stopped because the taxman believe she is in a relationship – with her local SHOP.

Debbie Balandis, 40, was shocked to receive a letter from HMRC saying her £140-a-week child tax credits would be stopped because she had a new man, the Daily Record reports.

She immediately called the tax office and was told activity on her bank account showed a Martin McColl – the trading name for her local newsagent chain RS McColl.

Debbie Balandis with the letter from HMRC, accusing her of having an affair with her local post office.

The mum-of-two, from Glagow, tried to explain that she collects benefits from the post office at her local RS McColl and that was why the name appeared on her bank statements.

But she was told her weekly payments were being stopped until she can prove Martin McColl isn’t her live-in lover.

[She said:] “I begged HMRC not to leave me without a penny all because of a fictitious boyfriend.

“But they didn’t believe me and have now stopped my benefits for supposedly having an affair with the post office.”

Source: Single mum has benefits stopped because HMRC thinks local SHOP is her boyfriend – Mirror Online

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