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tomtom256 last won the day on March 17 2019

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  1. Yeah so based on what you say, legislation would allow for a claim to housing benefit, your local council may argue/refuse owing to regulation 9, but as long as your sister has another property where she can prove she lives i.e. paying council tax etc, you can prove tenancy is above board and she would evict for none payment of rent and treat you like any other tenant, they should lose at appeal, if it had to go that far. As you are in receipt of PIP then you should be exempt from bedroom tax, but if you only have 1 carer stay over each night, you may only be entitled to the 2 bedr
  2. Honeybee, in theory I think as she has stay over carers she would possibly be exempt from it, but something I had forgotten about so worth checking, just in case. Are you receiving PIP, DLA or AA at all, as I think being in receipt of one of these benefits allows the exemption, as carers are entitled to there own bedroom under the regulations if providing care to a disabled person?
  3. I am just throwing possible issues out there. It's not the caring that would be the stumbling block, but her sleeping over in a property she is renting to you, hence the possible regulation 9 reference. The only real way to know for sure would be to apply and go from there, but obviously that has potential pit falls, if they refuse the benefit and you need to challenge them, as any appeal could take a long time, before they are heard.
  4. Sorry it's your sister you rent off. Yeah, it could be the issue of her staying at the rental property two nights a week, as well as renting it to you, that is making them quote regulation 9 and refusing the benefit. You should be able to appeal it. But check any letters they have sent you, to see your rights as I haven't worked within housing benefits for a while, but I don't think the right of appeal has changed. In theory what you propose is/should be allowable, as long as you can prove it's all above board and that she will treat you, the same as any other tenant as
  5. Sorry re-read it, also make sure that the council are aware that the daughter you are renting from is not resident, as re-reading it, they may think that the daughter you are renting off is a live in carer. Although this shuld be obvious via the tenancy agreement etc. Just another possible angle the council may be going down and is worth covering, does the daughter you rent from also provide care and if she does, does she ever sleep over to provide the care?
  6. Reg 9 only kicks in if you live with the close relative you rent from. As long as you can prove the tenancy isn't contrived, is at the normal rental rate and has been rented out before, then in theory you should be able to claim housing benefit. They should check and ask for proof of rent being passed to the landlord after the first 6 months.
  7. No targets for sanctions, in fact currently throwned upon owing to the pandemic.
  8. It's coming soon but will roll out to new claims first that have been made after 16/03. No exact date as yet, but next week if not week after.
  9. I get what you want to happen, but its legislation and very unlikely to be reversed. I have signed it though as I wholeheartedly agree that it is a shambles.
  10. £6k is when it starts to have tarrif income, but for some reason the DWP do ask or at least used to, for you to declare when your savings reach £5,500. Not sure why.
  11. No different to the staff, that have to attend to see you all. Their risk is also increased a lot more than your risk is. We often get customers coughing and spluttering with colds etc, corona isn't really that much different to the common cold/flu and existing coronav virus, it's just a new strain. Gets passed the same way and symptons are similar, normal flu etc can and does kill just the same, if you have underlying conditions.
  12. ATOS have nothing to do with housing. What student loans do you have and what are they for? i.e. bursary for child, loan for fees, maintenance loans etc. Do you have a partner and/or a child? Is the course full or part time?
  13. I am not sure why the council would have told you not to provide proof of your income. DWP wouldn't owing to the RTI feed and it would be your employers who reported your earnings to HMRC who are at fault, if you didn't receive the wages when they say you did. All award letters etc tell you to notify the relevant departments about any changes.
  14. Debt management would normally contact you to arrange a payment plan, they can also do an attachment of earnings and claw back from any new/ongoing benefit claims.
  15. This is your chance to get away with it so to speak, with only an overpayment and no further action taken, as harsh as that may sound. Ring them, tell them what happened and sort out a repayment plan and the matter is dealt with.
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