Little bit of background. My ex lives at home with his mum, has to contribute some board, working from home earning £450 a week before tax, doesn't drive so aside from board doesn’t really have many outgoings. He moved out in May this year and since has seen her 3 times since, twice and my house, and most recently at his mums house, which I had to do both drop off and pick up to in London. Online I am entitled to £53, am I eligible to any more on a more means-tested basis? With him not seeing her as often, and me having to physically take her? I don’t get help with my rent as I am a student, just council tax, nor do I get income support, just child tax and benefit. I know it sounds “greedy” but £130 a week doesn’t go far when £89 of it is my rent. Thanks in advance.
That’s awful, why not? I actually spoke to him about increasing the money, and paying what he thinks is fair knowing my financial situation vs his. And lo and behold today he has said he’s thinking of handing his notice in as he feels undervalued. My guess is he’s told someone and they’ve told him if he’s not got a job he won’t have to pay me anything. Twat.
You can't demand / be entitled to more than cms say. If he had her overnight your entitlement would go down. In your shoes I would be asking for petrol money / train fare for pick up / drop off (or getting him to do it himself). He seems to be one of those who resents giving 'you' money - could you ask him to buy things she needs? Might he buy her shoes / a coat etc?