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Im a student and my OH has been working steadily for the past 3 years. 2 monthago he got laid off due to the recession and we claimed housing benefits n JSA. As a student I get £5000 a year loans wh… Read More
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Im a student and my OH has been working steadily for the past 3 years. 2 monthago he got laid off due to the recession and we claimed housing benefits n JSA. As a student I get £5000 a year loans which comes in 3 installments my next one is just over £1000 in May and my OH has no savings, income anything like that but we just been told were only entitled to £10 (yeah u read that right!) a week cos I make £5000 a year! What can I say? Im appealing obviously as technically we only have £1000 "earning" coming in and that £1000 plus £10 a week isnt paying for £300 gas bills, Internet, Phone bills, Electric, Bus fare, Food etc I havent heard from Housinmg benefits and Im scared there not gonna pay my rent as they p[romised cos there saying I "earn" £5000 a year! Any advice you'll be literally saving my life!
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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#1
Get pregnant and have a baby, you'll get a house, child vouchers, child credit, and you pretty much guarantee that you will not be made homeless.

Look at it this way if they only have a few houses to give who do you think will get them ? people with children or people without. Short term it might sound like a solution but long term children will cost you a lot lot lot lot more. :-)

Other than that no idea how the benefits system work sorry :-(

PS: I shouldn't be giving advice I am really bad at this
banned#2
[QUOTE=asandino]Get pregnant and have a baby, you'll get a house, child vouchers, child credit, and you pretty much guarantee that you will not be made homeless.
/QUOTE]

So true
#3
exactly how I feel! I feel like Im being punished because Im a student!
#4
Can't help sorry,.you'd be best ringing Jobcentreplus or the CAB:thumbsup:
#5
Awww hon this sounds awful.

Sometimes the CAB can be really helpful with this kind of thing.

I would be asking... if you cant receive JSA can you at least receive income support or tax credits or some other benefit?

You really need to speak to someone with expertise in this area but I genuinely hope you get more help than this x x x
#6
yer.. pack up being a student and get a job :whistling:







only kidding, i have never been in your situation so cant advise but it seems to be the way that if you have at least 6 kids to 6 different men and have never contributed to the system that they throw thousands of pounds at you and give you a mansion to live in. good luck i hope you get it sorted
#7
ClarityofMind
Awww hon this sounds awful.

Sometimes the CAB can be really helpful with this kind of thing.

I would be asking... if you cant receive JSA can you at least receive income support or tax credits or some other benefit?

You really need to speak to someone with expertise in this area but I genuinely hope you get more help than this x x x


Thankyou I think I will give Cab a ring x
#8
housing benefit should still be paid to you as it is means tested
#9
if you enter your details into the

[url]www.entitledto.co.uk[/url] website it can tell you how much housing benefit etc you entitled to.
banned#10
your other half is entitled to JSA, nothing to do with your earnings, as for housing benefit that is means tested
#11
My son received JSA after he was made redundant and both me and my hubby work ( he lives with us ) so your partner should still get JSA for a certain amount of time regardless of your loan payments I would have thought.

If not surely he might be able to claim income support... though I don't think he can claim for you both, while you're receiving your loan. But I would have thought he could make a claim for himself at least.

And hopefully you will get your housing benefit paid so at least you can be sure of a roof over your heads.

If you have to... cut down on anything you can live without at present such as cable tv etc. Many of us have lived as students with no tv at some time or another! There's no shame in it x

Also as someone said ask whereever you study whether there are any hardship funds there. You might be able to claim a hardship one off payment from them if they have anything available, it's certainly worth asking.

I know you're too intelligent to consider this, but I'm a Mum and would tell my daughter this so I will say it to you too... don't fall into the trap of getting pregnant just in the hope of being able to claim benefits, a baby will cost you hundreds of thousands of pounds, far more than you will ever receive in benefits x x

Hope the CAB is open and can offer you some advice x x x
#12
kidcat
if you enter your details into the

[url]www.entitledto.co.uk[/url] website it can tell you how much housing benefit etc you entitled to.


apparently Im entitled to £7000 a year on this website.. big diffence from £10 a week!!

ClarityofMind

And hopefully you will get your housing benefit paid so at least you can be sure of a roof over your heads.


I know you're too intelligent to consider this, but I'm a Mum and would tell my daughter this so I will say it to you too... don't fall into the trap of getting pregnant just in the hope of being able to claim benefits, a baby will cost you hundreds of thousands of pounds, far more than you will ever receive in benefits x x

Hope the CAB is open and can offer you some advice x x x


The Cab was closed :( and Im worried that they will work out housing the same way and we wont get enough to cover rent but not got that letter through yet. Thanks for your concern but I was just joking about the baby it infuriates me as obviously single mothers need money but I feel they would only take me seriously when I complain if I had a baby.. probably just sound like Im moaning now dont mean to be Im just very down atm :) x
#13
aaron14danni
apparently Im entitled to £7000 a year on this website.. big diffence from £10 a week!!



The Cab was closed :( and Im worried that they will work out housing the same way and we wont get enough to cover rent but not got that letter through yet. Thanks for your concern but I was just joking about the baby it infuriates me as obviously single mothers need money but I feel they would only take me seriously when I complain if I had a baby.. probably just sound like Im moaning now dont mean to be Im just very down atm :) x


I know hon... don't feel down. Write down a statement of all your financial outgoings and put a star by any you feel you can cut down on or do without.

Also note down your incomings. ( your loan, any financial help from parents, any part-time work etc )

Then make an appointment to speak to someone at your local council ( do you have a one-stop shop or something similar? ) someone who can help you make any claims you can make.

Follow up the comments we've made about the JSA also... see what reasons they have for not paying it to him.

Hope this helps. Most importantly, dont give up hope, keep strong sweetie x x x
#14
surely you fill out a form for this.

your income is not £5000 ! your income is zero and that is what your should put in your form -zero.

you have a loan arrangement so that you can study. this is not income. otherwise a person could go out and blow £5k on a credit card and that be classed as income. absolute rubbish.

The problem may be - did you fill out the PSA form stating that it was income ?

it is difficult to back track on these things and no one at these agencies shows common sense any more. I would go back to them and tell them you have made a mistake on the form and correct it.
banned#15
are you sure you filled in the forms correctly, it sounds like you maybe havnt, and where is the £10 per week coming from as you say you havent rceived a letter yet

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