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    • xcrystal2003x
    • By xcrystal2003x 1st Dec 17, 11:56 AM
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    How likely is an IPA?
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:56 AM
    How likely is an IPA? 1st Dec 17 at 11:56 AM
    Hi folks
    Can anyone tell me how likely an IPA is with bankruptcy? I am considering my options at the moment as was left high and dry by an ex and my situation has changed drastically for various reasons. I have a low income and am a single parent with 2 kids, I work in a professional occupation but i also attend college as I am trying to retrain due to the fact my current job is not family friendly and so I am unable to work many hours. My expenses involve 180 pounds per month college fees, which I am worried the OR will say is unnecessary. Also, 100 pounds towards pets (they are rescue animals and are not able to be rehomed as they have issues). I am terrified they will try and take this off me and put it into an IPA as they will say it's "unnecessary expenses". I have not yet sought debt advice formally, I just wanted to know if anyone had any advice as to how likely an IPA is because other wise I will maybe have to try for a DMP instead
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    • haggis0073
    • By haggis0073 1st Dec 17, 12:49 PM
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    first and most importantly get free advice from CAB, national debtline or stepchange. I initially went through CAB and went through all my finanical issues with them, i told them all my outgoings and all my income from household (inc benefits), They then advised me what was the best course of action was. They have been fantastic , i would personally not be making any decisions yet until you have had advice from one of the free charities.
    • Steven_from_scotland
    • By Steven_from_scotland 1st Dec 17, 1:26 PM
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    Post up your soa and others will be able to help you out
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 1st Dec 17, 4:48 PM
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    Good advice from the others above, there may be another option for you, but to answer your specific question, if you have more than £20 left after all monthly expenses, you will get an IPA.

    Information here, most things are acceptable to the OR if you have sufficient reason for the expense :

    https://bankruptcyexpert.co.uk/how-to-go-bankrupt/bankruptcy-living-expenses-guide
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