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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

How to adjust in year payments

Step 1

To apply the appropriate percentage.

On the ‘Function Menu’

  • select ‘Household’ on the toolbar
  • select ‘Adjust in year payments’ from the options available. You will be taken to the ‘Key Entry Data - Applicant’ screen
  • enter the customer’s NINO
  • select ‘OK’. You will be taken to the ‘Adjust in year payments’ screen.

If you want to increase the rate of recovery, go to Step 3. {#}

If you do not want to increase the rate of recovery, go to Step 2

Step 2

  • Compare the approximate payment amounts to the amount shown in the ‘Schedule’.
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If the new payments shown in the ‘Schedule’ are less than the recent payments

  • don’t apply the new payment adjustment
  • select ‘Cancel’
  • return to the guidance you were following.

If the new payments shown in the ‘Schedule’ are more than the recent payments

  • select ‘OK’
    Note: The following message will appear ‘As a result of this processing any overpayment recovery will take longer. Do you wish to proceed?’.
  • select ‘Yes’
  • return to the guidance you were following.

Step 3

If the customer no longer wants a payment adjustment applied

  • select ‘Full Recovery’
  • select ‘OK’
  • return to the guidance you were following.

If the customer wants to increase their rate of recovery

  • enter the appropriate percentage in the ‘% of remaining entitlement authorised for payment’ field
    For example: To increase recovery from 10% to 25%, enter 75%. To increase recovery from 25% to 55%, enter 45%.
  • select ‘Claimant request higher recovery’
  • select ‘OK’
  • return to the guidance you were following.