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    • Naemoney
    • By Naemoney 14th Nov 17, 1:29 PM
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    Work and bankruptcy
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    • 14th Nov 17, 1:29 PM
    Work and bankruptcy 14th Nov 17 at 1:29 PM
    I maybe have a chance of a part-time job and I'm thinking of applying but as I'm only two months into my bankruptcy what would happen regards payments? At the moment I don't have to pay anything towards my debts as all my income is benefits, but the job I'm thinking of applying for is minimum wage so I doubt I would have any surplus income, however I tried in vain pay my debts over the last ten years but failed the bankruptcy was never about trying to avoid paying it was benefits were cut and I just couldn't do it anymore.

    I'm a carer so I would lose my cares allowance but I feel I've hit rock bottom over the bankruptcy situation and need to get my life back on track, but do I wait until discharge to look for work again or do it now? But what would the consequences be?

    Cheers Naemoney.
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    • KeepOnKnitting
    • By KeepOnKnitting 14th Nov 17, 8:03 PM
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    • 14th Nov 17, 8:03 PM
    I think this may be one question you have to make the call on. If you say that even with increased earnings there would be no excess income in your budget, then financially it sounds like it might be a positive thing. On the other hand, as a full time carer do you have the time to work as well? Do you want this job? I think I would look at this decision with my heart, rather than my head.
    On a yarn diet, knitting my stash in a year of tight budgeting.
    • Naemoney
    • By Naemoney 14th Nov 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 14th Nov 17, 9:35 PM
    Thanks for the reply,

    Yes will have to give the situation some more thought and get some advice from CAB just thought maybe someone here would have some advice or maybe been in the same situation.

    Thanks Naemoney.
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