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  • Are money worries pushing couples to breaking point

    Are money worries pushing couples to breaking point

    Money has always been a key cause of difficulties between couples. And as the credit crunch continues to bite many partnerships are being ground-down by the interminable need to watch the pennies. When money is tight, even the simplest of innocent spending actions can easily spark an argument as individuals struggle to remain in control

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    benefit overpayments

    Benefit overpayments

    There are many reasons why benefits may be overpaid. Mistakes at the benefit office are not unknown, perhaps you didn’t realise that a change in circumstances would affect your claim. If you’ve been contacted about a benefits overpayment or think you may have been overpaid, this article explains what will happen next. When you should

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    Should people who are overweight receive disability benefits?

    Should people who are overweight receive disability benefits?

    More than 11,000 individuals in the UK currently receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for obesity-related illnesses, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The inference is that a proportion of these people are avoiding work and getting benefits simply because they are overweight. Is that true and is it right? A Sensitive Issue These situations and

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    Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

    Benefits Cap And Housing Benefit Advice

    A benefits cap is a limit on the total amount of benefits any single person or couple aged 16 to 64 can claim. This means, the level of a particular benefit may go down if you claim more than one benefit. Which benefits can be included in the capped amount? Benefits affected by the cap

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    Renting tips

    Renting Tips

    Home ownership is at its lowest level since 1987, private rentals are now more common than living in a council or housing association property. If you rent your home, here are some tips to make sure your family are safe and you’re getting the most for your money. Inspect the property Just because a property

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    managing on a low income

    Managing on a low income

    Purse strings are often tight at this time of year, but if you’re managing on a low income then things can be particularly difficult. Figures published by think tank, The Resolution Foundation, last month suggest that a record 5.2million workers in the UK are in low paid jobs; that means earning less than two thirds

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