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  1. I am receiving ESA (Support group) due to permanent injuries from a rear end car collision I was in (not my fault). I have been told by the Pension Credit folk in Edinburgh that there is virtually no difference between the two, and the rates will be the same. However, when I am able I do some casual work (as a mystery shopper) and I earn maybe an average of £5 per week. I know this is disregarded, but I'm concerned that if this increases to maybe £25 per week it will affect the pension credit. I think I've found out that PC allows £5 per week but ESA allows £99.50 per week. Is this true?
  2. Sadly, when the Working Tax Credit ends for pensioners in April I will have to apply for Pension Guarantee Benefit. Is there anything I need to know about doing this? Will I have to wind up my business. Although it did create a very small income in the past has not made enough to pay me anything recently. I have had to reduce the hours I put in because of the increased care my mother needs. Obviously I told the WTC people about that and my WTC payment has been reduced pro rata. I think, by the time we get to April, it will be going in the direction of a hobby (same hours of work but I do
  3. Next year I will lose my Working Tax Credit under the new rules because I will be over the age when I could claim Pension Credit. My business pays me little or nothing although I have invested in it heavily in the hope to make an income for myself. I do not think I should necessarily go on getting WCT when the business is not contributing to my income at this point but I am loath to claim Pension Credit as I would like to go on running the business - in hope! How will the council look at me not claiming Pension Credit. If I did claim it all my Council Tax will be paid as opposed a proportion o
  4. I've read on various sites that you can claim up to 4 months before you are entitled to the benefit. Does that mean 4 months before your birthday? My birthday is at the beginning of May, does this mean I can start my claim in January/February?
  5. Hi I was wondering if anyone could help? My mum is 68 and on pension credit, she got a fine for failiure to supply driver info (£365) at Tameside Magistrates Court. She was just about managing to pay it of at £30 a month. She's on pension credit and has about £400 a month to live on (She likes her independance and still runs a car ). Recently the court moved their fines department to HMCS Greater Manchester and they didnt send her a new payment card, so she didnt know who to pay. Today she recieved a letter from Marstons with £75 added to the fine and telling her they want full payme
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