UK mummys, I need help (benefit related)

Discussion in 'Teenage Parenting' started by Char.due.jan, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Char.due.jan

    Char.due.jan Mummy to Luke

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    Ok, so I got a letter the other day saying I'm not entitled to income support because I've earnt too much money, this is because I worked during the half term holidays and due to the weeks I worked it made me entitled to SMP.

    So therefore I'm earning too much to get IS and have to make a new claim when it stops.

    But I was wondering, I want to move out quite a lot. But I don't know whether I'd be entitled to Housing and Council Tax Benefit. Does anyone know about this? I tried to do the online calculator but it said it can't calculate for full-time students :dohh: So I'm at a loss now what to do.

    I need to move out of my mums quite soon, me and Luke have to share a room with her as there is no room. I'm getting depressed at the whole situation to be honest. And I would not be able to afford to move out on the money I'm getting (£575 a month SMP, 20.90 p/w CB and 59.60 p/w CTC). Also my SMP will stop when he's 26 weeks old :/.. I'm really at a loss what to do, and I'm not finding any of the 'helplines' helpful.

    If anyone has been in the same/a similar position I'd really appreicate the advice. :)
     
  2. bumpy_j

    bumpy_j Well-Known Member

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    from the sounds of it i THINK you should be eligible for housing benefit, my friend studies and works part time but gets it to pay his rent so i don't see why you shouldn't - i also get it to rent a room but i'm on IS. sorry i couldn't be more help but didnt want to r&r
     
  3. LoisP

    LoisP Guest

    Would your mum write you a letter saying she's kicked you out? It would just make getting somewhere alot quicker?
     
  4. SophieGrace

    SophieGrace Daisy-Mae's Yummy Mummy

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    You should be entitled to something for housing benefit :)
    Can i ask why your SMP stops at 26 weeks? your entitled to it for 39 weeks :S
    sorry im not much help xx
     
  5. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    You should get housing benefit.
    I don't work get £57 a week CTC and the normal CB.
    OH works 40-70 hours a week, and gets barely anything in WTC.
    We get £120ish a fortnight housing benefit, but don't get council benefit. I don't get IS either a OH works too many hours. x
     
  6. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    I agree, your meant to get SMP up until 39 weeks x
     

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