Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Bean » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:46 pm

lotsolaffs wrote:It is £57 per week.
Your DC will be asked how rent is topped up and what they live on at a much later stage.
All of this information comes through as the claim progresses, you think you have answered everything you need to and then there is a request for something else.
Make a copy of the claim form, collect all you need in advance and be ready to send in at the earliest opportunity.
You will need
Bank statements most recent 2/3 months I think.
Wage slips if any 3 most recent. However if working give it up,not worth the hassle.
ID
Letter of proof of study from the college
Tenancy agreement - or a letter detailing terms of rental.
Good luck to any claiming,no idea what will happen when UC comes into force.
Exactly all this above. We had to write a letter to explain how much we were supporting DD. We explained we were simply giving her the child benefit we still get as she is in education and which is frankly all we can afford. She got her award through today. No idea if it will stand when UC comes in. Good luck everyone - we only accepted because we knew her rent could be covered as that would have been the final straw in her not being able to go.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Robin64 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Send all correspondence for Hb special delivery. It costs more but nothing can go astray.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by sailorgirluae » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:58 am

Thanks everyone - he has found the letter they sent requesting additional info - putting it all together for him. Difficult as we live overseas so not 'on hand' to directly help. Will revise the letter I have drafted for him so say that we had had to support him as he has no other income but cannot continue moving forward. He has got himself a parttime job but the demands of the course means he is unlikely to do more than 8 hours a week and it is a zero hours contract. Trying to get everything back asap before the dreaded UC comes in.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Scarytimes » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm

sailorgirluae wrote:Thanks everyone - he has found the letter they sent requesting additional info - putting it all together for him. Difficult as we live overseas so not 'on hand' to directly help. Will revise the letter I have drafted for him so say that we had had to support him as he has no other income but cannot continue moving forward. He has got himself a parttime job but the demands of the course means he is unlikely to do more than 8 hours a week and it is a zero hours contract. Trying to get everything back asap before the dreaded UC comes in.

Fingers crossed.
Really hard when you are so far away and I find that however organised DD/DS is, they aren't used to the sheer amount of hassle involved with government applications for anything! Too right it is full on at GSA from 9am-9pm (with a few timetable gaps and lunch) so I'm impressed with him managing any part-time work and looking after himself.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by sailorgirluae » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:24 pm

Scarytimes wrote:
sailorgirluae wrote:Thanks everyone - he has found the letter they sent requesting additional info - putting it all together for him. Difficult as we live overseas so not 'on hand' to directly help. Will revise the letter I have drafted for him so say that we had had to support him as he has no other income but cannot continue moving forward. He has got himself a parttime job but the demands of the course means he is unlikely to do more than 8 hours a week and it is a zero hours contract. Trying to get everything back asap before the dreaded UC comes in.

Fingers crossed.
Really hard when you are so far away and I find that however organised DD/DS is, they aren't used to the sheer amount of hassle involved with government applications for anything! Too right it is full on at GSA from 9am-9pm (with a few timetable gaps and lunch) so I'm impressed with him managing any part-time work and looking after himself.

Yeah he is doing OK at the minute especially has he has been unwell :-( - not sure he was so impressed with his part time job when he had to get up this morning.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Bean » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:36 pm

sailorgirluae wrote:
Scarytimes wrote:
sailorgirluae wrote:Thanks everyone - he has found the letter they sent requesting additional info - putting it all together for him. Difficult as we live overseas so not 'on hand' to directly help. Will revise the letter I have drafted for him so say that we had had to support him as he has no other income but cannot continue moving forward. He has got himself a parttime job but the demands of the course means he is unlikely to do more than 8 hours a week and it is a zero hours contract. Trying to get everything back asap before the dreaded UC comes in.

Fingers crossed.
Really hard when you are so far away and I find that however organised DD/DS is, they aren't used to the sheer amount of hassle involved with government applications for anything! Too right it is full on at GSA from 9am-9pm (with a few timetable gaps and lunch) so I'm impressed with him managing any part-time work and looking after himself.

Yeah he is doing OK at the minute especially has he has been unwell :-( - not sure he was so impressed with his part time job when he had to get up this morning.
It seems a few of them are a bit poorly. I insisted my DD came home for a couple of days over the weekend as she was really quite unwell. She still can’t hear in one ear !! I think someone else went home with tonsillitis. It’s a long long day and a full on start. Hope they all recover soon.

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Robin64 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:55 pm

General health maintenance is so important especially in that first year. Vitamins, vocal steamer, wash hands and bring a mini hand sanitizer to occasionally use. Get thinking about every way about keeping healthy mentally and physically during training. Getting enough sleep and taking time out to relax. It's about moving into being professional about looking after yourself. Sign up with local gp. It's lovely to get them back home to spoil. Big love to our amazing kids eh?

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by coolcatsmomma » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Success! :D DD has finally been given HB she applied on 14 Sep and has had to provide follow up info three times - she had no replies to any of her emails and ended up going into the council offices three times to try and sort it out. So all the previous advice about perseverance was spot-on. Thank you \:D/

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Robin64 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:30 pm

That's great. Well done!

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Robin64 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:31 pm

What area is that coolcat?

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by coolcatsmomma » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:35 pm

Robin64 wrote:What area is that coolcat?
Hi Robin - it was Guildford - foundation course

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by Marissa » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:23 am

Great news!!

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by sailorgirluae » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:33 pm

coolcatsmomma wrote:Success! :D DD has finally been given HB she applied on 14 Sep and has had to provide follow up info three times - she had no replies to any of her emails and ended up going into the council offices three times to try and sort it out. So all the previous advice about perseverance was spot-on. Thank you \:D/

That's great we are on second follow up letter so hopefully soon!

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by coolcatsmomma » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:02 am

sailorgirluae wrote:
coolcatsmomma wrote:Success! :D DD has finally been given HB she applied on 14 Sep and has had to provide follow up info three times - she had no replies to any of her emails and ended up going into the council offices three times to try and sort it out. So all the previous advice about perseverance was spot-on. Thank you \:D/

That's great we are on second follow up letter so hopefully soon!
Fingers crossed for you :)

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Re: Housing benefit for BTEC and Foundation 16-18

Post by coolcatsmomma » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:10 pm

coolcatsmomma wrote:
sailorgirluae wrote:
coolcatsmomma wrote:Success! :D DD has finally been given HB she applied on 14 Sep and has had to provide follow up info three times - she had no replies to any of her emails and ended up going into the council offices three times to try and sort it out. So all the previous advice about perseverance was spot-on. Thank you \:D/

That's great we are on second follow up letter so hopefully soon!
Fingers crossed for you :)
Hi Sailorgirluae - did you have any luck yet?
Also, does anyone know if the HB stops when the course finishes or when the lease finishes?
Thanks

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