Are their any benefits etc.. my gf can claim for a low-income self-employed job role?
She is self employed but business is a little slow as she has only been back into the country for around 3 months (english UK nationality).
We are struggling a little with our bills as the only real income is mine, (im 24 and i dont earn very much but work full-time)
We pay full whack for council tax (a shocking £171/month) for our small bungalow (yeah i think they got that wrong too!)
And ontop of the rent, tv, gas, water, elec, car, car insurance and all the other bills im finding myself with zero funds before we even begin food shopping or any savings!
Anyhow...what (if anything) can we get to help us out? can we get an allowance? or deduction of tax? or council tax? or anything??
We have both worked since we where 16 and have payed tax all our working lives and now we need a little help we feel abit lost :(
We dont really want to claim a benefit, but we may need a little help and thats what they are there for? :)
Thanks for any input guys :D