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  1. Thanks Mikey. Income support don't pay for my child I get that through CTC. The reason I get Income support is because of the carer premium as I get carers allowance.
  2. Evening after a little advice if I may It is probably a really dense question but I'm stuck with the answer:( I got a letter in the post the other day from the Income support dept, I get carers allowance and the carer premium in Income support. The letter states: I am writing to you because we need details of all the children that you get Income support for and who are already, or soon will be, 16 years of age. Please let us have the information asked for on the page called Information we need. Do not forget to sign the page before you send it back to us. Information we need: Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date of Birth: xxxxxxxxxx Are you getting child benefit for child (yes) Is child still in FT education (yes) This is the section I'm stuck on. If yes, please tell us: The name of the school or college child goes to ( xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) When the course will end ? The date of the final examination ? What child will do after this course (Further education) The question's in red are what I am struggling with, my child will be 16 at the end of the month however he will just be starting his prelims then. He has Autism and was kept back a year in school. We have not been given dates for exams yet, and even once he has done his exams he will still be continuing on at school, he can stay in school until he is 18. Appreciate any advice TIA.
  3. Just to up date tribunal was yesterday. Child support arrears are taken into account! Blah blah blah waiting for IS to get in touch now regarding the overpayment that happened in December apparently the tribunal couldn't discuss this bit yeaterday they could only discuss the child support side aye that took all of 10 minutes.
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  5. Can I reclaim benefits if my job stops? Yes. If you are thinking about working, find out if you will be able to reclaim any of the benefits you currently get if your job does not work out. A number of schemes provide protection, including: • 104-week benefit protection • the two-year linking rules • rapid reclaim. 104-week benefit protection If you have been on benefits because you are incapable of work, and you stop claiming to take up work or training, you may qualify for 104-week benefit protection. This means that if you stop work or training within 104 weeks of starting, and you need to claim a benefit again because you are incapable of work, you can reclaim your benefit at the same rate as before. The benefits that are covered include: • ESA • SDA, which was abolished for new claimants in April 2001, but some people may still be getting it • IB and any age addition and dependents’ additions that you were getting before you started work • IS, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit. You will qualify for the disability premium paid with these benefits, without having to serve the qualifying period again • tax-free IB, if you were on IB before 1995 • IB without a reduction for an occupational pension, if you were on IB before April 2001 • entitlement to mortgage interest or other housing costs as part of your IS, without having to serve a waiting period. You qualify for 104-week benefit protection if you: • were incapable of work for more than 196 days in your last period of incapacity for work • cease to be entitled to benefit on the grounds of incapacity for work • start paid work within a month of ceasing to be entitled to benefit. This includes taking part in a government training programme for which a training allowance is paid. http://www.rnid.org.uk/VirtualContent/101696/Benefits_and_work_April_2010.pdf Does that help any?
  6. The benefits of the person you care for If you claim Carer's Allowance, it could affect the amount of benefit the person you care for receives. The person you care for could lose the severe disability premium in their income-related benefit or the addition for severe disability in their Pension Credit. If you only have an underlying entitlement to Carer's Allowance and are not actually paid it, this will not affect the benefits of the person you care for.
  7. 12. What if my Local Housing Allowance is more than my rent? You can keep up to £15 per week excess that you are paid. This excess will not normally be taken into account when deciding other benefits.
  8. Just phoned Income support dept to ask if they had received my letter asking for them to re look at my claim :D nice lady told me they have indeed looked at my claim again and as you said Mikey the rapid reclaim was wrong they have sent out the arrears and they have amended my claim to only take £53.10 as income. No word whatsoever on the CSA overpayment as of yet.
  9. Bob, I honestly don't think you get a choice whether you can keep your DLA claim open, i suspect it would be closed down as you are now receiving WDP.
  10. A one bed property, so you will be sharing the same room?
  11. Have Income support sent you a letter yet telling you that they have stopped your payments? When was the last time Income support went into your bank or post office account?
  12. Before I had to do a rapid reclaim payments were: Income support 2008/2009 £60.50 for me + £27.75 carer premium Total £88.25 less £50.55 Carers allowance = £37.70 pw (they were paying this) Carers allowance 2008/2009 £237.20 every 4 weeks (was paid) = £59.30 pw Carers Rates 2008/2009 = £50.55 + £11.35 for child dependant (reduction for an eldest/only child where CB payable) = £61.90 - £59.30 = £2.60 (CB reduction) Income support 2009/2010 £64.30 for me + £29.50 carer premium Total £93.80 less £53.10 Carers allowance = £40.70 pw (they were paying this) Carers allowance 2009/2010 £245.20 every 4 weeks (was paid) = £61.30 pw Carers Rates 2009/2010 = £53.10 + £11.35 for child dependant (reduction for an eldest/only child where CB payable) = £64.45 - £61.30 = £3.15 (CB reduction) Income support Rapid Reclaim March 2010 £64.30 for me + £29.50 carer premium Total £93.80 less £61.30 Carers allowance = £32.50 pw (they have sent a giro cheque for this amount, this should be £40.70 exactly the same as it was before child support payments began again) Carers allowance 2009/2010 £245.20 every 4 weeks (was paid) = £61.30 pw Carers Rates 2009/2010 = £53.10 + £11.35 for child dependant (reduction for an eldest/only child where CB payable) = £64.45 - £61.30 = £3.15 (CB reduction)
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