I am not sure if I am allowed to post on here because I am an employee but I desperately need help.
I applied for Univeral credit back in April when I was laid off. Unfortunately my crazy employer decided to continue submitting my usually income to HMRC. I was not getting the money in my back account but my employer between April and July kept informing HMRC I was in fact been paid. I raised an RTI dispute with UC and showed them my bank statements that were bone dry. UC still calculated my claim to be £0 because of the RTI sent to HMRC and because of the payslips. I spoke to my employer first and they told it me it was an error that they would correct at the end of April but it's now September and they still haven't!. When I login into my personal tax account, the incorrect income my employer reported for April to July is still there. Anyway I lost out on 4 months worth of UC because of my employer so when the money they told HMRC I was earning finally fell into my bank account in August I refused to pay it back to them.I've become fed up frankly.
My question for the accounts is, what is the deadline for updating HMRC about incorrect income reported?. If the incorrect information was reported in April should it not have been corrected by now? What happens when it's a series of incorrect information?. Is it possible that my employer could have actually rectified their errors with HMRC but for some reasons it's not showing up on my personal tax account ?.
Any help will be appreciated, I am qt desperate as my employer is threatening legal action to get that money back.