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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 14th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    SOA amounts and surplus income
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    • 14th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
    SOA amounts and surplus income 14th Apr 18 at 5:54 PM
    what does the IS allow by way of living expenses?


    is there any info out there?


    Dont worry, be happy
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 14th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
    There are no 'allowances' in the public domain as such (there used to be)
    The best way to get guidance on this is to post an SOA here and those with experience of BR can say whether your costs seem reasonable.
    Everyone's circumstances are different
    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 15th Apr 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:46 PM
    wheres that SOA link that posts onto here?

    though at the moment the guy is on universal credit
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 15th Apr 18, 12:58 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:58 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:58 PM
    Here you go. http://www.stoozing.com/calculator/soa.php
    • Singlemumm
    • By Singlemumm 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
    Hi there,


    I have been allowed for groceries for myself and my daughter 55/week.
    To be honest,I can see prices goes up,and we really spending more.
    I have never kept receipts for it;is there chance to ask review my IPA?
    • debt doctor
    • By debt doctor 18th Apr 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 8:36 AM
    Hi there,


    I have been allowed for groceries for myself and my daughter 55/week.
    To be honest,I can see prices goes up,and we really spending more.
    I have never kept receipts for it;is there chance to ask review my IPA?
    Originally posted by Singlemumm
    Yes you can - you need to tell the IS that such money is not enough to cover your grocery costs.
    You need to be looking at 400 - 450 per month for the two of you combined.

    DD
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