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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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    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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    Do I need contents insurance

    Do I need Contents Insurance

    Anyone looking to save money on household expenses may question the need for Home Contents Insurance. This is the insurance that covers your belongings, not the building you live in or its fixtures and fittings. Buildings and Contents insurance can be obtained separately, or as part of a joint policy. Contents insurance is not obligatory

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    How to finance building a home extension

    How to finance building a home extension

    If you’ve ever dreamed of having more space in your home then chances are you’ve considered building an extension. Creating extra family space in this way may be more cost-effective than moving house, but will still make a significant dent in your finances – you may think it’s beyond your budget. But don’t give up

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