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Coping financially after redundancy

Coping financially after redundancy

Redundancy leaves many scars in its wake; often the most pressing issue is how to cope with the sudden loss of income. Fear and panic can easily set in, as the implications of losing a precious salary overnight start to sink in. It’s vital not to allow your worries to cloud your judgement – keep

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Benefits for students on low incomes

Benefits for students on low incomes

While years of study can eventually have a positive impact on your family finances, at the time it can be a real struggle to get by on a student’s income. Whether you’ve already started your studies or are considering undertaking a course, you may be interested to know that there are some benefits you might

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Paying rent arrears

Paying rent arrears

If you’ve fallen behind with your rent, don’t hide from the problem as there is help and advice available. It can be an extremely worrying time when you fall into rent arrears, though the longer you leave it, the worse the problem becomes. It helps if you understand your rights and the correct procedure for

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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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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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