check you are claiming thr right amount of benefits

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Found 5th May 2008
you may be losing out

entitledto.com/def…spx

a handy site for making sure you are getting benefits u are entitled to

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lol .....

Good link .. especially for single moms

doesnt encourage me to save for sure.

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"The calculator has determined that you are not entitled to any means-tested benefits or tax credits under your current circumstances."

Advises me I should spend all my savings on 48" LCD TV's one for my living room, one for my kitchen, one for my spare room and one for my bedroom, I should buy that Xbox 360 I want, the PS3 and Sky Movies package. It also says to quit my job get my girlfriend sacked as well, then try filling in the form again.

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lol guys

i am on tax credits both me and my partner work ie not scroungers!

unfortunatly not all of us get great wages though

The elderly won't take up benefits because of people's attitudes, they sometimes cannot afford food and fuel, so i think this is a good idea.

the elderly have it tough ... what they get is pittance, i always say they lived through the war and some of them fought to keep britain free and what they get as pension is not enough especially for elderly couples (housewives didnt work in those days) ... they should get more than just enough for the food and heating, AND their kids need to buck up a bit too.

woah woah wait a minute according to this if I get my own place I will have to pay £100 a week council tax, is this right?!?!
Btw says I can only claim for "funeral grant" pmsl

yes about £100 per month. council tax about £1200 annually, bloody cheek wanting to charge for their rubbish services, literally.

kippy;2034187

yes about £100 per month.



Oh a month, god nearly had a heart attack there.

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kippy;2034187

yes about £100 per month. council tax about £1200 annually, bloody cheek w … yes about £100 per month. council tax about £1200 annually, bloody cheek wanting to charge for their rubbish services, literally.



its crazy money!

i have just questioned my council tax band and lucky for me i have been in the wrong band for a couple of years so expecting some money back soon :thumbsup:

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nacider;2034194

Oh a month, god nearly had a heart attack there.



are u single?

u get a discount if u live alone :thumbsup:

nacider;2034093

woah woah wait a minute according to this if I get my own place I will … woah woah wait a minute according to this if I get my own place I will have to pay £100 a week council tax, is this right?!?! Btw says I can only claim for "funeral grant" pmsl


As Kippy says it's a month - it also depends where you are and how big your property is, large houses more, small flats less.

just tried it, got confused!
gonna wait and let the mrs do it!!
btw i think we pay £250 each a week council tax!! :cry:

edjaned;2034211

are u single?u get a discount if u live alone :thumbsup:


Yes - 25% discount if you're a single person household.

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red roofer;2034226

just tried it, got confused!gonna wait and let the mrs do it!!btw i think … just tried it, got confused!gonna wait and let the mrs do it!!btw i think we pay £250 each a week council tax!! :cry:



a week???????

do u mean a month

red roofer

just tried it, got confused! gonna wait and let the mrs do it!!btw i … just tried it, got confused! gonna wait and let the mrs do it!!btw i think we pay £250 each a week council tax!! :cry:

I hope your wife sorts out your finances - no one pays that much council tax - that would be £24,000 a year!:giggle:

our flat is a tiny one bedroom flat, with living room and kitchen as separate rooms in one of the most-populated boroughs in London, the council is disorganised – doesnt matter if it's Tory, Labour (gets worse if it's Respect!). once i make enough money (which probably will never happen since we're working in public/social sector) i will consider moving away.

£250 per quarter sounds right. u sure u dont pay quarterly?

kippy

£250 per quarter sounds right. u sure u dont pay quarterly?


You usually have to pay it all at once or in ten monthly installments - I don't think you can pay it quarterly.

yeah we pay it in instalments. i was referring to the £250 by redroofer.

kippy;2034294

yeah we pay it in instalments. i was referring to the £250 by redroofer.


Yes - sorry kippy I know - I don't think anyone can pay quarterly - btw where in London are you?

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i pay £97 a month

according to the calculater thing we should be entitled to help with rent and council tax think its because im on maternity at the mo

east london.

what about u?

edjaned - i dont have a problem with new families, esp mothers who usually work. having kids is a full-time job and life changing not to mention lasts a lifetime. i for one think mothers shd get more credit for choosing to stay home and be with kids the first year (i would, if i did have a kid) rather than leave the kid with a carer ... and then slowly get back to work weaning the child and give them plenty of opportunity to grow up in a healthy environment. well, my guess is the dad will have to work harder to provide whilst mommy is at home. my parents both worked, and raised us all against all odds. i cannot imagine how they managed with their income!

i do acknowledge too that once u have kids, the perspective about work changes too. however a few people at work i know use that excuse to come in late to work and leave early to pick up kids (besides dropping everything at work for any emergency including small ones) and then ask to get paid the same for less work and not enough weight being pulled across the board causes other people at work feel resentful and not easily convinced or sympathetic towards people with young families. the employers also have a role to play, sometimes they forget single people do have families at christmas too. for eg. taking turns every year to take time off at christmas is fair i think.

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kippy;2034494

east london.what about u?edjaned - i dont have a problem with new … east london.what about u?edjaned - i dont have a problem with new families, esp mothers who usually work. having kids is a full-time job and life changing not to mention lasts a lifetime. i for one think mothers shd get more credit for choosing to stay home and be with kids the first year (i would, if i did have a kid) rather than leave the kid with a carer ... and then slowly get back to work weaning the child and give them plenty of opportunity to grow up in a healthy environment. well, my guess is the dad will have to work harder to provide whilst mommy is at home. my parents both worked, and raised us all against all odds. i cannot imagine how they managed with their income!i do acknowledge too that once u have kids, the perspective about work changes too. however a few people at work i know use that excuse to come in late to work and leave early to pick up kids (besides dropping everything at work for any emergency including small ones) and then ask to get paid the same for less work and not enough weight being pulled across the board causes other people at work feel resentful and not easily convinced or sympathetic towards people with young families. the employers also have a role to play, sometimes they forget single people do have families at christmas too. for eg. taking turns every year to take time off at christmas is fair i think.



i agree yes i can understand how it would leave other employees feeling resentful when some start to use the excuse and take the p**s,we have a few like that in our place

speaking for me personally we have both adapted our hours in work so we can realistically look after kids,keep on top of house etc.at the mo i am on maternity but when i go back i will do what i have done before and work around each others hours so our kids always have a parent at home as we dont want to put them into nursery

well if the calculater is right we may have just missed out on 8 months of council tax and rent help whilst i have been on mat leave

oh well u win some u lose some,hopefully this will help some others :thumbsup:

chrysha;2034222

As Kippy says it's a month - it also depends where you are and how big … As Kippy says it's a month - it also depends where you are and how big your property is, large houses more, small flats less.



Well just living with my mum just now but next month I'm moving out to my own flat. 1 Bedroom sharing with a friend. So after all the bills i'm probably going to be living on rice for the next few months :w00t:

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nacider;2035763

Well just living with my mum just now but next month I'm moving out to my … Well just living with my mum just now but next month I'm moving out to my own flat. 1 Bedroom sharing with a friend. So after all the bills i'm probably going to be living on rice for the next few months :w00t:



You sure? Rice is very expensive at the moment and people in Africa are making mud cakes made of, well mud and salt just to survive ;-)

Kippy

however a few people at work i know use that excuse to come in late to … however a few people at work i know use that excuse to come in late to work and leave early to pick up kids (besides dropping everything at work for any emergency including small ones) and then ask to get paid the same for less work and not enough weight being pulled across the board causes other people at work feel resentful and not easily convinced or sympathetic towards people with young families.


Hi Kippy, I'm in Lambeth, just south of the river, where thankfully, the vast majority didn't vote for Boris!
In my experience, some people will use any excuse to not pull their weight, including their kids. The vast majority of parents wouldn't dream of coming in late, leaving early etc. I brought up my two sons on my own (they're grown up now) and I never took a day off, came in late or left early because of them. I don't think the difference is between parents and non parents, it's between those that work hard and those that don't. The trouble is that those parents who do take advantage spoil it for the conscientious parents.

where i work directly it's been little problems so far, we all work to accomodate everyone's circumstances eg childcare, disability. it's flexible as long as everyone knows what is expected of a full day's work then most people dont mind covering the occasional day off from their colleagues. it just has to be fair for everyone.

however i know in the other depts, and where my OH works, (which is a vast organisation) there have been parents who dodge work whenever convenient. i'm talking for eg, a dad who went off early saying he was going to pick up their kids from school, but there's a phone call later by the mother wanting to speak with him at work! lol, talk about being caught with your pants down!
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