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Discretionary Housing Payments

Hi, I was recently told by my landlord, that my rent was going up to over and way above the amount my Council Housing Benefit will allow me. The area I am has risen in price drastically over the last ...

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Discretionary Housing Payments

Hi, I was recently told by my landlord, that my rent was going up to over and way above the amount my Council Housing Benefit will allow me. The area I am has risen in price drastically over the last ...

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Help with moving home

I might be moving home soon and because i rent privately i won't be taking most of the furniture with me. I'll need to buy a sofa, coffee table, dining table etc. I really don't have the funds right ...

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Any extra help?

Hi, previously on dla, had to swap to pip early this year. Having been on high rate dla mobility for years and deteriorated considerably in that time, I had a face to face interview by an interviewer ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Ask a benefits advisor - This category is now closed - 27 Nov 2017

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Guest post: Five tips to improve your finances

The festive season may now seem like a distant memory, but for many the financial pinch is still being felt. To help you get things back on track for the rest of 2017, Scope’s Alex White presents ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Disability rights and campaigning - 19 Jan 2017

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Housing Benefit and ESA

Hi would a change or loss to my housing benefit claim trigger a move onto universal credit from ESA? Thanks

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing, transport, and independent living - 26 May 2022

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Housing help on benefits

Hi, So I claim Universal credit, PIP and Limited capability for work. I'm aware that you can claim via universal credit for the housing element, a monthly amount towards your rent, and that it takes ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing, transport, and independent living - 29 Mar 2022

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Housing Benefit Question

Hi i have a few questions about housing benefit someone could possibly help me with i get UC and PIP right now, single male 1. my understanding is that if i get PIP daily Living (which i do) then ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing, transport, and independent living - 25 May 2022

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Carers allowance, state pension and housing benefit.

Apologies for long post . About 18 months/2 years ago I received a phone call from the dwp regarding receiving carers allowance for my partner. We are both on PIP...myself on the higher band and my ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Benefits and financial support - 26 Apr 2022

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Housing Benefit Help

Hey guys, just wanted some advise about my hosing benefit, I'm not not to clued up with state of affairs with benefits relating housing benefits I find it very difficult to understand so I left it to ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing, transport, and independent living - 27 May 2022

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