Other benefits

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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Is boiler cover worth it

Is boiler cover worth it

Taking out cover for your boiler may feel like a good move. Especially if your family situation means a lack of heating or hot water would result in significant suffering. But optional insurances such as this are a drain on the monthly finances. Are they really worth it? What is Boiler Cover? Boiler cover demands

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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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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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