wrong decision?


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Just Kat

Hi,

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I thought I'd give
it a shot -

I'm 19, and since August last year I've been claiming incapacity benefit as
I can't work due to long term illness. I get £54.40/week for this. In May I
had a little girl, and seeing as £54 is hardley enough for me to live on a
week, I decided to put in a claim for income support for Kyra. I've just
received a letter back stating that the law says I am getting more than the
law says i need to live on (which is £43 something), and that my claim has
been denied. Surely this can't be right? I seem to recall that £43 was what
the law said I needed to live on *before* I had a child to support. Am I
really expected to support a child on this amount of money, too? I'll be
appealing against the decision, but I just wondered if anybody else had any
experience with this?



Kat
 
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Pat Winstanley

Hi,

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I thought I'd give
it a shot -

I'm 19, and since August last year I've been claiming incapacity benefit as
I can't work due to long term illness. I get £54.40/week for this. In May I
had a little girl, and seeing as £54 is hardley enough for me to live on a
week, I decided to put in a claim for income support for Kyra. I've just
received a letter back stating that the law says I am getting more than the
law says i need to live on (which is £43 something), and that my claim has
been denied. Surely this can't be right? I seem to recall that £43 was what
the law said I needed to live on *before* I had a child to support. Am I
really expected to support a child on this amount of money, too? I'll be
appealing against the decision, but I just wondered if anybody else had any
experience with this?
Ask them to recheck the figures... looks to mke as though your "amount
the law says is enough to live on" should be close to £110 a week.

See this page:

http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/cms.asp?
Page=/Home/Customers/WorkingAgeBenefits/493
 
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Ted Hutchinson

Just Kat said:
Hi,

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I thought I'd give
it a shot -

I'm 19, and since August last year I've been claiming incapacity benefit as
I can't work due to long term illness. I get £54.40/week for this. In May I
had a little girl, and seeing as £54 is hardley enough for me to live on a
week, I decided to put in a claim for income support for Kyra. I've just
received a letter back stating that the law says I am getting more than the
law says i need to live on (which is £43 something), and that my claim has
been denied. Surely this can't be right? I seem to recall that £43 was what
the law said I needed to live on *before* I had a child to support. Am I
really expected to support a child on this amount of money, too? I'll be
appealing against the decision, but I just wondered if anybody else had any
experience with this?
You should also be able to get an idea of your "applicable amount" from the
calculator here.
http://www.irrv.org.uk/BENEFITS/bencalculator.asp
 

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