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To ask you to help me work out if my benefits will change?

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ClementineKelandra · 17/04/2013 16:08

I know everything is changing and I'm really worried about what will happen to my benefits? I know there are probably things on line to help but I can never get my head around it.
I'm a single Mum and live in a coucil property. Every penny counts atm and I don't work.
Please can anybody help?

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LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:38

OP on average your Council Tax payments could be about £2.50 a week; but check with your Council and also if there's a hardship fund you could access if needed.

heliPilot · 17/04/2013 19:38

I dont need an invite to give my views anymore than anyone else on here, my advice was get a job whats so wrong with that.

LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:41


My exact post to you was 'shellbu, most people on benefits are either in work or are pensioners.'

You replied, 'think what you like linerunner , thats your opinion ,im not here to slate people , someone asked something i answered , do not pick me out cos you are out for an argument , jog on'

I rather suspect you are the one out for the argument.

sunshine401 · 17/04/2013 19:42

Heli -- Have you been on any protest or signed any petition about taxes and where the money goes?? MPs actually get the main pot of gold. Have you had a go at them?? They cost the tax payer over triple the amount JSA and Income support do. Just asking :)

zukiecat · 17/04/2013 19:42

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shellbu · 17/04/2013 19:44

you picked me and another poster out, why do people do this unless its to goad , just answer the op no need to use my name ,im not interested in your views , i didnt ask you a question :)

LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:45

shellbu Smile Smile

stephrick · 17/04/2013 19:45

jog on, very grown up.

LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:45

in fact shellbu Smile Smile Smile

ouryve · 17/04/2013 19:47

Before this thread was derailed, someone mentioned that once your youngest is 5, on UC you would be expected to work 24 hours. Since you are a single parent, that would be 16 hours.

shellbu · 17/04/2013 19:47

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shellbu · 17/04/2013 19:48

hmmm stalker springs to mind :)

LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:48

Ah shellbu, so sweet Flowers I think it's love Smile and smiles Smile

zzzexhaustedzzz · 17/04/2013 19:51

Yes many people on JSA are also working. It is hard to find any work where I live and even harder to find something over 16 hours a week, which is when you can sign off.

ObiWankenYoni · 17/04/2013 19:51

LineRunner Grin

shellbu · 17/04/2013 19:51

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LineRunner · 17/04/2013 19:54

We ought to be helping the OP.

To sum up:

Some contribution towards Council Tax may be payable, depending on what the Council's new scheme is. Possibly £2.50-ish a week.

A requirement to work 16 hours a week at NMW when the youngest turns 5 years old.

crashdoll · 17/04/2013 20:00

Taking the piss out of unfortunate people such as; the mentally ill springs to mind :)

OliviaMumsnet · 17/04/2013 20:03



My first ever deletion!

I have been on hols btw that is why you've not seen me for a bit.
wannabedomesticgoddess · 17/04/2013 20:04

Ah yes 16 for single parent. Sorry, that was me that said 24 hours.

sapphirestar · 17/04/2013 20:06

heliport - i too thought jobs were everywhere, until the day I found out I was about to be made redundant.
3 months of applying for and being rejected for jobs below my skill set and that I could do with my eyes closed taught me it just isn't the case.
Yes there are jobs about, doesn't mean it'll be easy to get one. Employers are in a position where they can be picky, even low paid jobs like cleaners get an awful lot of applicants.
I hope you never find yourself in mine or the OP's situation, you won't be so quick to judge then.

Jinsei · 17/04/2013 20:08

God, this thread is so depressing. People post asking for help and support because they are genuinely anxious about how they're going to manage, and a whole bunch of ignorant, callous twats come and shout them down. Unbelievable. :(

I hope those of you who are so quick to judge never find yourselves in the position of needing help.

Dawndonna · 17/04/2013 20:13

Interesting that one or two names, yet again, only appear today. Hmm

Try to read, carefully what others are saying. Zukie is unable to work, OP did not end up in the position she is in through choice.
Now, find a dictionary, look under e. There is a word there, it is empathy.
Try a little for size.

LineRunner · 17/04/2013 20:18

Hello, Olivia. Lovely to see you back.

TheSecondComing · 17/04/2013 20:43

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