I lost housing benefit due to getting £3,000 redundancy money which I have spent on paying my rent
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Hi all, I am trying to help a friend out. She was made redundant several months ago and received a £3,000 pay off. LB Tower Hamlets decided that she no longer qualified for housing benefit and stopped it. She has spent all but £300 paying her rent with her redundancy money and has now run out of money. Everywhere I have looked, it seems to say that £6,000 is the magic number (in savings) whereby you stop getting benefits but she has no savings, just this one off pay out. I don't think this is correct and I would be grateful if anyone can help I am concerned that she is very low on funds.
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