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.
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
If you live in England and are on a low income, your local authority might be able to help you pay your council tax. These Council Tax Reduction Schemes, sometimes known as Council Tax Support, have been running since April 2013, and replace the old Council Tax Benefit. Different criteria The amount of financial help
Keeping a roof over our heads is paramount, one of our basic requirements, though one that can often be taken for granted. For varying reasons people can find that they are suddenly asked to leave or find out that they are to be evicted from their homes. The prospect of having nowhere to go is
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
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