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Income support and CSA (rates going up)

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MrsSnape Sun 26-Oct-08 18:37:05

I got a letter two weeks ago saying that my income support was going up £10 and the rules regarding maintanance have changed and you not get to keep £20 of it rather than £10.

Anyway the changes were supposed to happen last wednesday.

I get paid on a tuesday so got paid the day before the changes were due to happen so does that mean that I'll get the difference this coming tuesday or has someone messed up?

IllegallyBrunette Sun 26-Oct-08 18:38:14

I have heard about the csa thing, but haven't heard anything about IS increasing by £10.

SpandexIsMyEnemy Sun 26-Oct-08 18:39:50

no you get it this week, i've just had mine it's true IB, £10 more.

MrsSnape Sun 26-Oct-08 18:41:11

well it isn't really, it's just that if you get IS, they now allow you £20 of your maintanance when it used to only be £10 so an extra £10 in IS gets paid to absorb it IYSWIM?

AnarchyAunt Sun 26-Oct-08 18:41:25


IB going up by £10????

Is this even if you get no maintainance?

MrsSnape Sun 26-Oct-08 18:41:36

sorry spandex, crossed post!

MrsSnape Sun 26-Oct-08 18:42:09

no anarchy, only if you get maintanance I think.

AnarchyAunt Sun 26-Oct-08 18:42:53


SpandexIsMyEnemy Sun 26-Oct-08 18:45:17

sorry yes mrs snape I didn't say only for maint./OS payments.

mine's fine thou thanks for your elp with it.

gillybean2 Mon 27-Oct-08 07:34:39

I though the changes were coming into affect this week (end of October).

And you get to keep the first £20 of any other income now (rather than the £10 it was before). So that could be maintenance, or money from a job (up to 4 hours a week) etc.

mrsmoooOOOOooortenharket Mon 27-Oct-08 17:23:55

ooh, iwondered what that letter was this morning! they don't explain things very clearly do they?!

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