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Using Benefits To Pay Your Bills

Using Benefits To Pay Your Bills

When you’re struggling on a low income, or perhaps trying to get by on benefits alone, the regular round of bills landing on the mat can feel overwhelming. Money management is not always easy, and not everyone has ability to keep tight tabs on their finances all the time. This can easily lead to debt.

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Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Certain benefits come with strings attached. There may be particular things that you have to do in order to remain eligible to receive them, such as attending interviews, or applying for jobs. And if you fail to meet these obligations then the government has the right to temporarily stop or reduce the amount of benefit

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Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Do you know about all of the benefits you could be entitled to if you are on a low income? Despite the ‘Universal Credit’ system giving the impression that all benefits are rolled into one this is not the case. It replaces only Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance and Income Related Employment and Support Allowances, Income

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Tax Credits for people in work

Tax Credits for people in work

Many people who work and are on a low income don’t realise that they still may be eligible to claim tax credits. Whether you are employed or self-employed you could still be eligible. The benefits depend on factors such as your circumstances, earnings and other monies coming into the household along with how many hours

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Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Benefits for those looking for work

Looking for work can be a stressful and demoralising experience. These days it can be difficult finding a job and money can become a problem. The good news is there are benefits available for those who are actively seeking work. Job Seeker’s allowance is the main benefit people apply for and it can help to

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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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