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  1. Ok great thank you.
  2. No that's fine. Oh that's good to know he should be able to claim something for the time being then. That was what worried me. Apparently people that get sacked can sometimes have a problem claiming JSA.
  3. Hi, my son is 21 & has been working since leaving college since last year. He is hearing impaired & wears hearing aids. Access to work sent someone out to his work at the begining to recommend & pay quite a large sum of money for equipment he needed to be able to use the phones there. The equipment has spent the last year occasionally breaking down, during that time the company sent him home on paid leave until it eventually comes back from the manufacturer with a note of not being faulty, but it would work again then for a few weeks. His employer paid for the company th
  4. Hi. 3 yrs now I have been self employed & claiming top up benefits. Which are based on me earning £100 per week profit from my work. My 20 yr old son just left college & started working at Fujitsu. 18 yr old daughter has been at college & will be there another 2 yrs. Housing benefit has now gone down to £2 per week. Soooooo I am hoping I can sack them off completely & pull out all the stops to earn more from my self employment. What's confused me is I have been on the Turn2us benefit calculator & it's saying I will still get the same working & child tax credits as I
  5. Why would he not get on the IT course, is it based on grades? My 18 yr old is just finishing a years Childcare course at college & decided childcare isn't for her so she's applied for another course for 2 years. Which will mean for a few months once she turns 20, I will be brassic lint, which happened with my son this year (thankfully he just started a full time job at Fujitsu the monday after he finished college on the friday) If you have a Fujitsu near you, they take a LOT of people on every few months in I.T customer service, no experience necessary. £6.50 an hour. But my daughte
  6. This Universal credit will make life a bit harder for me. I'm self employed, claiming working tax credits & at the moment, it's all based on me earning £100 per week. Obviously that won't work with UC. But i'm not going to get in a state about it, yet. I love what I do but there's a part of me that gets driven mad working the unsociable hours for less than minimum wage & I keep thinking it'll give me the shove to find something different! I have been self employed for 3 years now & it's worked well round my children. But I do understand why the government are frustrated with s
  7. My daughter (at college) does Betterware at the moment. She has a really good lady above her that drops off more catalogues every week. Everything free, no costs. Not sure I buy into the whole 'average of £1 per catalogue' thing, she's been doing it about a month now & never got £1 a catalogue. She has done quite well this week, she will get about £40 commission but she had to put out about 300 catalogues for that (£200 of sales) but 2 weeks previously she was lucky to get £5. I have been helping her, as muggins here has the car lol & it's definitely
  8. Thanks for the advice foljs. It's a housing assosiation place & not them that's closed it for 3 months. He does intend to go back there. I guess we will have to see if that can happen.
  9. My brother has gone to stop with mum for 3 months, without going into full detail, officials have closed his flat, with no access. He is signed off work at the moment by the doctor, which he has to produce certificates for. Guess who now is expected to collect the certificate(s) as mums isn't local to his address. (in the UK though) Will housing benefit still be paid on his flat?
  10. Brilliant, just what I needed thank you very much for those links.
  11. Hi, my mother had to sever all ties with her partner this weekend. Financially this could be difficult due to her only getting £400 a month pension. She is 63. How does she claim for anything extra if possible. She is techno phobe so doesn't use computers. She isn't married to him. And owns her house. He is no longer allowed in the house. So as a single pensioner, what can she claim please.
  12. Well, I rang them & just as well I did. They had taken no notice of me months ago when I confirmed my 19 year old was doing a 2 year Media course so he was still going to be at college until July 2015. Anyway, they said they will update details, again. But the £50 a week I lost for 3 weeks, won't be paid back in one go, it gets divided over the year. I assume it takes a while for them to sort it because I still got £50 less this thursday! So £200 down so far, yet will get it back in useless little amounts.
  13. Oooh are they? Good to know, will do, cheers x
  14. Mine have gone down in the last 3 weeks by almost £50 a week. I assumed it was because of teens ages, it happened last year too, but only for a couple of weeks. Can be something to do with admin adjusting from school leaver to college. I assumed it's the same this year, although I did let them know earlier in the year that both my 2 are at college another year. Son turns 20 in March, daughter is 18 in January. I will try & ring them monday. But is it possibly that? As I say it didn't go on this long last year & having checked my online banking, they don't backdate the payments wh
  15. I don't know your situation, total amount of overpayment etc. But do remember being in the same state of mind, the publicity bit was what concerned me the most. I remember being at work (when I wasn't off in a state of panic) & working on auto pilot, whilst thinking of ways I could end it all with my kids still being able to get the life insurance. No idea if my policy doesn't cover that, I assumed at the time it didn't. I'd had the IUC (which I was given Diazapam for) & my amount wasn't quite 2000 even, but I was convinced I was going to jail & it would end up in the news etc.
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