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  1. I have completed an N56 Statement of means form for a debt in my name. I have a letter from Restons stating that they note I am married but have detailed no income for my spouse and to fully assess my offer of repayment they need to have sight of the whole household income. Is this true? The debt has nothing to do with my husband. I should also note that the court has thrown this out as I am self employed, earning little or no income.
  2. I ordered a wooden bed frame and was promised it would be delivered today so got my old one taken away before this one was due to arrive. Only two of the 3 boxes arrived with the courier and there is therefore no way to build the bed until the last part gets here. I live in a bungalow and have osteoarthritis so am not able to sleep on a mattress only, nor is my sofa a suitable alternative. I am therefore having to stay in a budget hotel for the weekend as I have no friends or family in the area. The couriers say they have never had the item and the company (Getlaidbeds) say
  3. Hi everyone, I'm really hoping you can help me. My wife has recently informed me that she has received letters from the court, stating that she owes over £8k to Hoist portfolio holding 2 ltd. She has not had the capacity to deal with any post etc due to our third child being born a few weeks ago. First, a letter asking for a defence - not completed because she was not at our address up to the hearing date and did not see it until after the hearing. Second, a letter requesting statement of means. Not completed due to giving birth to our third child. It has been
  4. Ten percent of all court fines relate to using a TV without a valid licence. It is a sad fact that the vast majority of people who receive a visit from a TV Licence Enquiry Agent ignore the summons and the accompanying Means Form. A large percentage of people subject to these fines rely upon state benefits. In almost all cases, the person receiving the summons should respond to plead guilty. In doing so, 'credit' will be credit (which will be a reduction in the standard fine). Secondly....it is vitally important to complete the Means Enquiry Form (as outlined below). The following
  5. Hi, I am new to this site, but hopeful that someone can offer me advice. I stupidly, and under duress, signed as a Guarantor for my friend, for a mobile phone contract. This was around 5 or 6 years ago. This 'friend' ran up a debt of £700. The debt has been passed to Lowell's who are chasing me for payment. I spoke to the 'friend' in October 2014, who agreed to pay, and she set up a payment plan with Lowell in October 2014. She made 1 payment and cancelled the direct debit, so Lowell are now chasing me again. I have spoken to Lowell to ask why they are coming dir
  6. Hello My neighbour's son tried to retrieve is dole money, he was told, because he is doing community service at the moment, his money will be stopped until he finishes his time doing CS. Is this right? Thanks
  7. Banging my head on a brick wall here. My ex is self employed. He owns the business, building, land and has around 6 employees. He lives with his partner who only works 2 to 3 days a week. their house is mortgage paid. They have a car each, numerous holidays, all mod cons and can afford expensive concert tickets. He only has my son overnight around 3 nights a month, he has never bought him clothes, paid for school trips etc or even attended a parents evening. As he's told the CSA he pays himself between 0 and £100 a week, he only has to pay me £5 a week.(He does his own accounts). I kno
  8. Hi I wonder if anyone can help with this query. In 2012 I recieved a letter from Arrow stating we owed money to a company for £6750 which for a loan taken out in 2006. I am convonced this was paid off with a consolidation loan but being so long ago I have no documentation. the last course of action in a statement which they provided to me was on the 01/05/2006 although they said it was on the 01/07/2006 (no proof) and a further letter stating a payment in 2009 which was rubbish. after a long drawn out saga with me trying to get further information with no luck
  9. The regulator appears to be nudging the industry to move away from using some customers to pay for others The City regulator is to investigate overdrafts amid a suggestion that it will no longer accept the convention that high charges and interest from those in the red are needed to pay for free banking for all. A history of the bank charges battle The relationship between banks and customers over overdrafts has long been fractious and ended in the High Court. A decade ago, fees had been ratcheted higher and customers were beginning to notice; anger was rising. By 2006, some
  10. About a year ago my brother had a county court judgement made against him. He is disabled with learning difficulties and does not handle his own money. Today a person from the court call at the flat to serve him an order to attend court to answer under oath about his means. My mother answered the door and refused to let him in or let him speak to my brother. She told him we usually deal with my brother's affairs. He gave her the notice and made a note on his sheet that he had given it to her for that reason (actually while she helps with his money she does not have a power of attorney to
  11. A newbie CRA question ... which CRA should I be requesting data from? I've also moved house recently. I haven't told the DCAs about the move, but a couple have started sending me letters to my new address. Do I need to mention both addresses? Thanks for your help, Sue
  12. Hi All My mother is 80 and has just sold her house and moved into a sheltered home. The cost of this is actually a bit more than her pension income, and as her savings will be significantly over £16,000 she will have to live off her savings until going below the £16,000 when she will hopefully get some help with the rent. She has around £85K and wants to give me £20K as a gift. She is worried about the DSS seeing this gift and then not giving her any help if the future when she needs it. I don't think she would need to worry about this for 10 years or more, but I need to look into it
  13. Hi,I failed my ATOS medical assessment with 0 points,and have sent in an appeal along with a sick note from my GP. My understanding is that they should pay me ESA at the Assessment Rate but when I asked them if this would be means tested they declined to answer,which seems odd. I've been on Incapacity Benefit for years,so I've paid enough NI contributions,and if I'd scored 15 points I'd have been paid Contribution Based ESA for 365 days. Does the Assessment Rate come in two types,or is it all means tested?
  14. Although Eon have lowered p/kwh ,unit rates,they have scrapped the Annual Threshold of 2680 kwh in which customers saw unit rates once this was achieved fall from 8.436p/kwh to 3.67p/kwh inc vat. Under the revised E.on EnergyPlan with prepayment the old 8.436p/kwh is replaced with a sole unit rate of 4.256p/kwh inc vat. However,there is now a daily standing charge of 27.395p per day !
  15. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/rate-swap-scandal/9639202/Barclays-in-court-over-mis-selling-claims.html
  16. I have been on Incapacity Benefit since 2004 but prior to that date I had worked non stop full time for 24 years paying my NI Contributions. I have just received "the letter" telling me they will contact me in 2 weeks and send me the ESA50 for completion so it is only a matter of time for I have the medical etc. I appreciate that I may not qualify for ESA but I do have medical problems and if I do quality for the ESA workgroup , will the first 12 months be contribution based or income based. I ask because I have savings. I thought I would get 12 months and then it gets means tested.
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