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I’ve applied for council tax help, but I’ve been refused, 

 

Our UC is 2424.24 before deductions after we normally get 530, if rent and advantage was not there it would be 1299. 
 

today they sent an email saying they only take 831 and the carers element of 291 out of it, so I should get 1300 a month which is correct, but we have the rent paid with the UC 

 

My partners wages are different each month but they say even with 1300 we not entitled to any help, I’m lost as we don’t see the £1300pcm we only get roughly 530pcm my patented only ever gets 1600 pcm in wages max. 
 

I can’t find a breakdown of what is ment to be used for it as when I do entitled to and the councils own calculator online it says we entitled to £25pw to help 

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Hi,

 

The true experts in this field will be along as soon as they are free.

 

As it is the Friday and leading into the weekend, responses may be slow as everyone is with families etc.

 

The Council should have provided you with a breakdown of the financials and how they reached their decision.

The letter should state that you can take it to an independent tribunal but await others who are more knowledgeable. 

 

Your UC online statement should also show how much your are paid for your Housing Benefit.

 

I am replying because we are having the exact same issue as yourself with our local Council.

 

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Thanks, nope no breakdown they don’t Bother just an email to say bill is now due.

 

my HB is paid direct to landlord from UC if love you have 1300pcm it would be a huge help, but we don’t and it seems since Uc came in it’s really messed this up! 

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You need to ask for a breakdown of figures of how the Council came to their decision.

 

Once received you can ask the Council to review, make sure you point out the errors in plain childproof English as Council workers are not employed for their intelligence! and if not ask them for a deadlock/final decision letter to take to the independent tribunal.

 

Stigman

 

 

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Will do thank you! 
 

ive been told on phone the following

UC Mac award 2424.15, they only deduct 831.78 and 291.42 for carers they then add my partners earnings on 1612 and the carers allowance of 67 a week, 

 

ive asked for a full official breakdown 

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To be fair call ‘em again they might have a different story. The nice lady at my local council told me they were really sorry but the system is completely messed up and the figures keep changing for many people every month. I’ve had 3 revisions of my C/tax bill already.

 

As a practical advice I recommend you contact your local elected councillor. You should be able to Google their mobile / email details.

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