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Caz3121 wrote: »
You would be expected to pay your board from your JSA, just as if you were living on your own getting housing benefit, you would be expected to pay any rent top-up, gas, electric, food etc from your JSA
CAB_Wyre_Forest_representative wrote: »
Hello Dory 22
With regard to re housing there are a lot of people who are trying to get social housing and there is a very limited supply. For this reason the social landlords and councils tend to have very strict criteria about who they will offer housing to. This is usually restricted to people who are very vulnerable and in " priority need". You may fall into this category but would need to discuss with your local housing office. This link will explain a bit more about your housing options.http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/housing_e/housing_finding_a_place_to_live_e/finding_accommodation.htm
If you cannot get public housing then you can rent from a private landlord.
Whoever your landlord is if you are on low income you can get help with your rent , Housing Benefit. This paid by the local authority and will be restricted to the local housing allowance and must be appropriate for your needs. This means that if you are a single person over 35 you would get help based on a one bed roomed property as a person under 35 it would be based on a room in a shared house. You would need to check with your local authority what they would be paying for your individual circumstances.http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/benefits_e/benefits_help_if_on_a_low_income_ew/help_with_your_rent_-_housing_benefit.htm
Once you have this figure you will have an idea what properties you will be able to afford you can then look on www.turn2us.org.uk to see how much help you would get with any benefits.
Save_Dosh wrote: »
Hello, i am so (((((stressed))))) at the moment and hoping you can help. Basically, i am in receipt of housing benefit, i was sent a letter saying i owed a certain amount, which i queried and found out that they had started charging me for my daughter. I said she was still in education which meant she was not liable and was asked to provide proof, which i did from the college she was at. When i say i was asked to provide proof, i went in person to the council offices. Supposedely(sp) this got sorted. Then a few months later, i receive another letter, same thing, but she had left college and was due to go to university. I was asked to provide an acceptance letter, which i did, I told them on my visits i was also having a problem with council tax, and was told they work hand in hand and it was a knock on effect and when my housing benefit claim was sorted, the council tax would be adjusted accordingly, as it was all being logged on the computer, but saw a different person, who said, no thats not good, you need an unconditional acceptance, which i did not have, as you only get that when you have the required grades, and she had not yet got her grades, i provided this when my daughter got the required grades, and was told no, we dont need that, by a different person, we need her student finance letters, i provided details of the loan she had got, no we don't need that said the next person, we need proof of child benefit, as if she is getting that, then she would not be a non dependant, but a dependant and not liable, i supplied that and was told by the the next person, i dont know why they have asked for that as they have your details of that on the system and can check that themselves, you need a certificate from the university with her course on, start date etc, i explained that she would only get this when she started, and was told if it was rushed to them they have benefit officers on hand and they would be able to stop the court proceedings, which i did, my daughter brought it back personally, costing £29 in fares, but i said never mind, it needs to be done, i went there and the next person i saw i said you have benefit officers on site i was told, so i have had this rushed here so we can stop these proceedings. She said no i dont know anything about that (lol), her laugh not mine, I then said to the customer services officer, i have little faith in the way this was going and was not happy with it going to court, as i did not want to incur extra costs, but was told, you have given us all the relevant details, you are not required to go to court as it was all just a procedure and they have everything that they need and they will need to update their records accordingly. I said are you sure, are you really sure, because i have been through this so much and she said yes, they cant say anything, you have provided everything. Wrong. Anyhow, it went to court and i am now required to pay £376.20 and £125 court costs, a total of £501.20. I spent 1.30 hours on the phone to them today and they have put a halt on the liability order notice to pay, while i write to them an explanation of why it wasn't sorted. I am so infuriated with this. All the stuff they supposedly copied and the notes they wrote to them i dont know what they said, other than them telling me that they logged the stuff i gave them. All they really need was proof that she was still a student and i feel i did supply this, and the fact of her being in receipt of child benefit means she is a dependant, so not liable, but i am worried i will write the wrong thing and just get in more of a mess.
IphoneLover wrote: »
Hi there, I am posting under a new ID to protect my identity.
I have lived with my boyfriend for 10 years now and we have a 10 year old child together. We currently reside with my mother who has her name on the deeds of the house. However my partner and I sold the house we owned together and paid £90k towards paying off the mortgage of my mums property.
My relationship has broken down and I am now looking at leaving with my daughter.
I do not know where I stand financially. I work 22 hours a week.
Where do I start with regards to housing for my daughter and I and benefits?
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