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Debbieb70 Sun 08-Oct-17 20:53:26

Does anybody here work for the dwp housing benefit and can answer me a question please

dancemom Sun 08-Oct-17 20:56:11

I do

Debbieb70 Tue 10-Oct-17 08:37:55

Hi dancemom
I've recently had to put in for housing benefit as my husband has left me and my 9 year old son. I'm a bit worried as what savings I had (under the £6000) my husband had without my knowledge (as I've always trusted him to do the bank) been transferring some into my everyday account in amounts of maybe £200 a time maybe three or four times. And he then transferred £1500 and took it out over the next 3 days. As he'd been planning on leaving me which I didn't know about. He'd taken it so he had money to use. They told me to put a covering note in explaining things. Do you think it will be ok for my claim to go through. What was left was £1500 of which I've had to use for paying for things for the move for me and my son.
Sorry for such a long post and I hope you can understand it

dancemom Fri 13-Oct-17 10:03:04

Is the account in joint names?

Did the balance go over £6000 at any point?

Do the bank statements show the transfers in coming from an account in his name?

Is the withdrawal made in cash or a transfer back out to his account?

Debbieb70 Sat 14-Oct-17 20:24:51

Hi Dancemom.
The balance on the statements I have to provide doesn't go over the £6000 savings you can have.
The transfers come from my other account where the savings were. He'd always looked after the bank for years as I trusted him.
He then took it out over so many days from a cash machine. He doesn't have a bank account.
The other smaller amounts were transferred in to the every day account just for general living expenses which he hadn't said he was doing

dancemom Sat 14-Oct-17 23:53:10

If the balance on the accounts as a whole doesn’t go over £6K at any point then it won’t have any effect.

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