Changes need to be made to DRO

Rayzer88 Forumite Posts: 34
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Hi all, 

I submitted a DRO application with Step Change in December and things seemed to be going fine. I had an email asking me to check everything was fine and what to do next. I was told to pay the £90 fee and then to call them 5 working days after payment as they had to speak to me before they could submit it 

I paid the £90 last week and phoned them today and they said that they needed to speak to me because they think I'm overspending in the "household" section and unless I can lower what I am paying out in this area my application may be rejected 

Is this normal? Because the moment I'm absolutely furious that they have waited until I've paid the £90 (and specifically told me to do so before contacting them) to tell me that as things stand it may be rejected. Starting to panic a little bit now as it all seemed to be going too smoothly 


  • sourcrates
    sourcrates Forumite, Ambassador Posts: 27,696
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    Have you spoken to them ???

    Doesn't matter what it says in your "on paper" budget, as long as your disposable income is £75 or less, that`s just to get through the application stage, and hopefully approval.

    You are not checked up on, you can spend your money how you see fit once its approved.

    You just need to make sure the figures on paper tally up, if you have to reduce money in one section, add more in another.

    Having to justify expenditure is a new one on me, unless it was really excessive.
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