My wife stopped working in November 2014, and consequently we suspect she may have overpaid tax, and be able to reclaim from HMRC.
On one of the later pages we found:
Declaration Please choose one of the following options:
I am actively seeking employment and have been unemployed for four weeks or more and have not claimed any of the taxable benefits listed on page one.
I don't expect to go back to work (including part-time or casual employment) before the start of the new tax year on 6 April. I don't get a pension from my old employer and have not claimed any of the taxable benefits listed on page one.
Neither of these statements is true - she is not (currently) seeking work (nor has she been in the past 7 months). But she is expecting to start looking for work in the next couple of weeks and is expecting to get a part-time job in the next 10 months.
My instinct is to choose the first option, but it seems to be ridiculous to have a "choose one of these two options" question where the answers DON'T cover all the possibilities.
Does anyone have any comments or recommendations about answering this? Thanks!