housing benefits and Job seekers allowance Im fuming!!
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!