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Minimum amount the government says I can live on?
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wulfhere
Old 27-04-2009, 1:04 PM
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Default Minimum amount the government says I can live on?

Hi, I'm currently in the midst of an administration mess with the housing benefit people - long story. Anyway, can anyone tell me what the minimum amount is that the government says that I can live on? Thanks.
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Old 27-04-2009, 1:15 PM
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It depends on your circumstances but if you are a single adult over 25 with no disabilities it is 64.30 a week.

More details here:

http://www.benefitsnow.co.uk/jsa/rates.asp
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Old 27-04-2009, 11:57 PM
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From my experience, the minimum amount the government says you need to live on, varies for each benefit.
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Old 28-04-2009, 12:02 AM
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If you owe any money to HB (or anywhere else for that matter), there is a limit to what can be taken off benefits.
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Default I have beeen accussed of benefit fraud

I have been accussed of benefit fraud. I have 2 young children 1 of 3 months old and 1 of 5yrs old. I am a full time single mother and all my benefits has stopped. The reason is my childrens father ex partner called up maliciously as she is a woman scorned. I ive on my own with 2 children.Their father comes to see them once a week and helps out with the kids.
I am appealing at the moment but have gone down to my last 10 and have been told that I could claim a crisis loan but no guarantee I will get it as this case is going on.
How do I feed my children? HELP??
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Old 24-06-2010, 2:15 PM
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ask their father to help.
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I have been accussed of benefit fraud. I have 2 young children 1 of 3 months old and 1 of 5yrs old. I am a full time single mother and all my benefits has stopped. The reason is my childrens father ex partner called up maliciously as she is a woman scorned. I ive on my own with 2 children.Their father comes to see them once a week and helps out with the kids.
I am appealing at the moment but have gone down to my last 10 and have been told that I could claim a crisis loan but no guarantee I will get it as this case is going on.
How do I feed my children? HELP??
Could you request your child benfit to be paid weekly? This may help, also maintenance from the father.
Sadly, you don't have any badges yet but keep trying! See what you could get........... oh boo hoo I am crying into my wine.
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I have been accussed of benefit fraud. I have 2 young children 1 of 3 months old and 1 of 5yrs old. I am a full time single mother and all my benefits has stopped. The reason is my childrens father ex partner called up maliciously as she is a woman scorned. I ive on my own with 2 children.Their father comes to see them once a week and helps out with the kids.
I am appealing at the moment but have gone down to my last 10 and have been told that I could claim a crisis loan but no guarantee I will get it as this case is going on.
How do I feed my children? HELP??
Form - how does the children's father pay maintenance for them? If he comes to see them once a week, then for the time being, I suggest that you ask him to pay for groceries/nappies etc. And as has already been suggested, ask that your CB be paid weekly - that should be of some temporary help.

If you can refute the accusation that you are living with the children's father, then your benefits will be reinstated.

If on the other hand, you cannot prove that he does not live with you, then he is going to have to support you and his children. In any case, he should be supporting his children.
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Form - how does the children's father pay maintenance for them? If he comes to see them once a week, then for the time being, I suggest that you ask him to pay for groceries/nappies etc. And as has already been suggested, ask that your CB be paid weekly - that should be of some temporary help.

If you can refute the accusation that you are living with the children's father, then your benefits will be reinstated.

If on the other hand, you cannot prove that he does not live with you, then he is going to have to support you and his children. In any case, he should be supporting his children.
Absolutley!! I like many thousands of others have supported our children and still do so even if they are married and 29 years old!

Tell him to get his hand in his pocket!!
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Okay.
I thought that the worst was over. Not telling me my benefit stop date. Stopped any money for 4 weeks
Now just waiting for an appeal date from HMCS.
Medication doubled.

However. I was wondering why I was running out of money every week. I put it down to putting me back on two weekly payments... now it appears I cant count...

Up untill my Income Support date I recieved 151.65 weekly
After payment restart I have received 245.60 fortnightly.

So on the date I had my benefit stopped the Minimum amount the government says I can live on? was 151.65 a week.

The day after
It would appear the Minimum amount the government says I can live on?
is now 122.80

Now thats magic!
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Old 15-03-2012, 8:31 PM
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It's not magic, that looks like a disability premium has been removed.

Are you on long term incapacity benefit,

Just realised how sad it is that I knew that from memory!! Healy, here is the HB circular which shows 2011/12 and 12/13. 64.30 was year before last. It's 67.50 until 1 April when it increases to 71.

Op, they have removed a disability premium so that's the difference

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/a1-2012.pdf

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hi can anyone help it is being brought in from april 2013 if you are on houseing benfits and you are living at home on your own as the children have grown up and left you will be taxed on the spare rooms you have and will have to pay out of your benfits , will the amount to get increase to cover it as they say this is the amount the goverment say you get to live on
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hi can anyone help it is being brought in from april 2013 if you are on houseing benfits and you are living at home on your own as the children have grown up and left you will be taxed on the spare rooms you have and will have to pay out of your benfits , will the amount to get increase to cover it as they say this is the amount the goverment say you get to live on
You will have your benefits reduced by an amount depending on how many spare rooms you now have, and no, you won't get more money in other benefits to make up the shortfall. You will have to make choices about whether you are willing to make the extra payments yourself or move to a smaller property.
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will the amount to get increase to cover it
No, you will have to make up the shortfall in rent out of any benefits/income that you receive. The idea being that you have to move to a smaller property, even if it is more expensive to rent.
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hi can anyone help it is being brought in from april 2013 if you are on houseing benfits and you are living at home on your own as the children have grown up and left you will be taxed on the spare rooms you have and will have to pay out of your benfits , will the amount to get increase to cover it as they say this is the amount the goverment say you get to live on
This is for working age tenants in social housing - council and housing association. The aim is to reduce the HB bill and reduce the significant under occupation in the sector.

It's been nicknamed 'the bedroom tax' (not very accurate description but if you google the term, you will uncover the info).

Benefits will not be increased - a household with one empty room will lose around 14% of their housing benefit, more for two.

If you are a housing association tenant, what age are you, how many empty bedrooms do you have and what is your rent?
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Okay.
I thought that the worst was over. Not telling me my benefit stop date. Stopped any money for 4 weeks
Now just waiting for an appeal date from HMCS.
Medication doubled.

However. I was wondering why I was running out of money every week. I put it down to putting me back on two weekly payments... now it appears I cant count...

Up untill my Income Support date I recieved 151.65 weekly
After payment restart I have received 245.60 fortnightly.

So on the date I had my benefit stopped the Minimum amount the government says I can live on? was 151.65 a week.

The day after
It would appear the Minimum amount the government says I can live on?
is now 122.80

Now thats magic!
You appear to be forgetting to mention the CTC you will presumably be receiving which will be an additional approx 113pw, plus child benefit also, so you will have considerably more than 122.80pw..........
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Old 23-08-2012, 5:12 PM
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You appear to be forgetting to mention the CTC you will presumably be receiving which will be an additional approx 113pw, plus child benefit also, so you will have considerably more than 122.80pw..........
How can you make a comment like that on a post where the user has provided no information on their circumstances and has only ever made one post since their registration?!
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I am appealing at the moment but have gone down to my last 10 and have been told that I could claim a crisis loan but no guarantee I will get it as this case is going on.
How do I feed my children? HELP??
From the 140 a week Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit you get.
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How can you make a comment like that on a post where the user has provided no information on their circumstances and has only ever made one post since their registration?!
Quite easy. She asked how is she going to feed her two children. So she has two children and therefore will get just over 140 a week total from Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit.
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How can you make a comment like that on a post where the user has provided no information on their circumstances and has only ever made one post since their registration?!
I misread the post, I thought it was by the person that asked how they can feed their 2 children. Anyhoo, I've answered the question, I just quoted the wrong post.....

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