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Needing to leave home, help?

(7 Posts)
Rachael200694 Fri 16-Aug-13 17:48:14

I am going to the citizens advice bureau soon as possible but was hoping someone could shed some light on what to expect as I'm a little stressed!

I am needing to leave my parents home with my baby to get my own place because of space. Is there a limit on how much rent you can get help with? There is a 2 bedroom terraced house that would be ideal as near to good school, isnt too far that id be isolated from my famiy and a safe area and costs 475 per month. I just need some housing support while I am on maternity leave and then while I finish university.
Will they humour me for that much rent and help me to have money for heating and food etc?
Never claimed benefits before so I have no idea what to expect or what is available! Little scared!

Rachael200694 Fri 16-Aug-13 17:48:41

Please excuse typo's! Didn't realise, oops! smile

marriednotdead Fri 16-Aug-13 17:53:40

If you put in your hypothetical situation in this benefits calculator here then you should be able to make informed decisions.

Rachael200694 Fri 16-Aug-13 19:30:36

Thank you i will try it out!

Anyone who could provide an example of what they get and a bit about your circumstances would be great if anyone would like to share smile

RedHelenB Fri 16-Aug-13 23:33:24

How many children do you have? You are presumably claiming child tax credits already? How many years left at university?

Rachael200694 Fri 16-Aug-13 23:40:13

I have one little boy, and I get child tax credits yep! 2 years left at University x

nataliejc77 Tue 03-Sep-13 21:23:29

Rachel i am in a similar situation. how did things work out for you? did you go to the cab? do you have any advice??
thank you

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