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I am having trouble with a particular question on the application form (SF500) for a budgeting loan

It is the question on Part 4 of the form


'Tell us the date you have been getting any of these benefits or entitlements in the last 26 weeks' . I have been getting part income support part incapacity benefit for more than 26 weeks.


do I put the date in when I STARTED getting income support over a year ago or from the date 26 weeks ago to current date (date of last Income support payment) I am puzzled about this


Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Its the date that you made your Income Support claim from


if you are unsure of this date then just ring your local office tomorrow and they will tell the exact date


by the sounds of it you have claimed for well over the twenty six weeks needed to qualify so you should ok.

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You don't need to worry about it. You can write "uncertain of exact dates - longer than 26 weeks", as they have to check this as a matter of course in their decision making, and take relevant benefit prints to evidence their decision.


The vast majority of claimants have no idea of the exact date their benefit started. I couldn't tell you the exact date when my tax credit claim started but I could say the year it started.

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As with all of these kind of forms. If you are unsure of any particular question, just attach a covering letter explaining your answer to the best of your ability. They will work the rest out for you.

Please note that although my advice is offered, you should consult your legal representative before taking ANY action.



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