Just got a letter from council today saying my council tax and housing benefit isnt being backdated....and that I can appeal if I want to which I obviously will....Does anyone know how successful an appeal usually is and how long it takes?
I was late putting my forms in cos my landlord was down on holiday here when I took the lease on so had to wait till she returned home and got the docs. she then sent me one with the wrong dates so had to wait for a correct one to come through. She wasnt as prompt as she could be but her man is in the RAF and is over in Afghanastan and she has a young baby. Me, I was on antidepressants but took myself off them a month ago and was starting to feel I was coping quite well without them till I got this letter.
I need the money from this as they overpaid me 2 weeks money on my old place so they are demanding that back and am sure I will get a demand through for council tax too as havent paid any for this place as expected it to get sorted along with my benefit claim. My last one was paid regularly no hassle and I moved to this place as i couldnt afford the excess I had to pay on last place or the high gas bills - was working when I took it but used all my saving to cover bills and to give my mum some money to live on in return for looking after my kids from 6:30am - 5:30 pm plus to cover any overtime I did.
I owe my mum money too as I borrowed the money from her for my deposit and to help pay the rent. I havent paid Novembers as expected the rent to get sorted soon and didnt want to borrow any more andmy december rent is due on 8th! Am just glad my sister stayed overnight as getting snappy with the kids and its not their fault. At moment I just want to cry and feel like I have taken a backward step and should go back to doctor and try a different type of antidepressants cos didnt like the zombie feeling the last ones gave me along with how they deadened some parts of my senses - struggled to separate sounds etc - the had some long name but when I looked them up they were Prozac.
Any advice appreciated...once i get calm will be heading to council office with my sister..am disappointed as wanted to pay everyone back, not be in debt with council, and maybe use some of the money to get someone to put a bath in my place as my 3 year old hates the shower and landlord says i could.
C'mon, cheer me up, I need it at moment.