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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 ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing and independent living - 27 Sep 2017

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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 ...

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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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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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My partner has had "Housing Benefit recovery" deducted off her latest payment

My partner checked her payment coming in today on the Universal Credit website and noticed she's had around £50 deducted off her latest payment for "Housing Benefit recovery". This must be some ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Universal Credit (UC) - 28 Mar 2022

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Universal credit payment

Hi I recently applied for UC at the end of March due to not being able to work anymore I have been on SSP since December 28th I have a number of health conditions I have been in my job for sixteen ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Universal Credit (UC) - 17 May 2022

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Private OT on supporting letters for housing

Hi my name is Jamie I hope whoever comes to read this is doing well I have been suffering with Tonic Clonic seizures for the last 6 months and on average have 3-4 seizures a week. I currently live ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Housing, transport, and independent living - 1 May 2022

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