someone could have bloody told me :(

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  1. Carlyp1990

    Carlyp1990 Mum to 2 beautiful girls♡

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    I could of been gettin income support since i left my job 8months ago :( that about £50 a week i was entitled to. I realised today and phoned and the most they will backdate is 3 months if i have a good enough reason for not claimin earlier. Fingers crossed ill get it backdated n will hopefully get about £700 which is much needed as i move into my own house next week.

    And to top it all iv got a bloody headache n really want a milkybar but katies in bed n ohs at home :( x
     
  2. Mel+Bump

    Mel+Bump Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunatly, if you didn't claim just because you didnt know you could I dont think youll get it back :( I remember reading that on some of the forms. Fingers crossed you can get it though backdated though x
     
  3. Drazic<3

    Drazic<3 You got the love <3

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    Yeah, I hate to be a voice of negativity - but that probably won't entitle you to a backpayment. I don't mean to b upsetting, but it's better to be prepared. It's more for reasons like being in hospital, or illness.
     
  4. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    I did the same with tax credits for 9 months hun, ur not alone!
     
  5. welshprincess

    welshprincess mum of 3 handsome boys

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    fingers crossed hun xx
     
  6. JWandBump

    JWandBump Well-Known Member

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    Same here with tax credits, it can be back dated up to 3months.. Don't know about income support tho sorry xx
     
  7. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    That is a bit poop! What have you been living on if not working? (if you don't mind me asking, of course!) Some people barely get by on benefits or a wage so to do it without either is good going!
     
  8. Carlyp1990

    Carlyp1990 Mum to 2 beautiful girls♡

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    I get maternity allowance and ctc and cb and thats been enough for me to live on. But the ma stops next month so ill be £500 a month down :( x
     
  9. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    :hugs: aw hun. Ive done the same with child benefit just completely forgot about it untill the other week :dohh:

    hope you get a back payment and your milkybar lol.

    <3
     
  10. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    Ohhhh ok! I thought you had some amazing money saving secret that we should all know about :haha:

    I don't think you will be entitled to receive income support whilst receiving maternity allowance though - MA is £125 a week isn't it? An extra £50.85 on top of that would have paid you more than the last 33 weeks of SMP, and puts you over the threshold.

    Hope you get it sorted either way :)
     
  11. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    Hey hun

    I don't want to put a big downer on you but are you sure you would have been entitled to Income Support? I would double check as I'm 99% sure MA puts you over the threshhold for it! I also don't think you'll get it backdated as it has to be a reason like in hospital, severely mentally ill etc. Sorry for the crappy news but I just didn't want you getting your hopes up and then not getting it :-(
    xx
     
  12. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I just checked - you wouldn't have been getting any Income Support anyway.

    Basically you would be awarded Income Support as you are an umemployed lone parent. But the personal allowance for a lone parent over 18 for Income Support is £67.50 (not including CTC and CB) so they calculate your actual entitlement from that. As MA is £125ish you have an excess income each week of £57.50 so your actual Income Support award would be nil.

    You'll get it when you lose MA though xx
     
  13. Laurenmomma

    Laurenmomma Well-Known Member

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    was just about to say i was only able to claim income support or ma not both at same time! as with is they would help with my rent i stayed on income support!


    i dont think you are entitled to both sorry, at first i was told i was but then when i put it through they said no x
     
  14. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    ^^^ Sounds right :thumbup:

    You would have definitely have been getting paid too much with MA & IS, plus CB & CTC! Would be nice though!
     

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