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Latest Forum Posts

Who is responsible for the overpayment?

david farrar - 17/04/2015

Starting point is that there is no such thing as joint HB claim, also the LA has no discretion to ...

Recovery of new overpayment when claimant is bankrupt

peterdelamothe - 17/04/2015

I dont that is quite right. All debts from 1 October 2014 are still fully recoverable via the bankru ...

Stayed appeals

Steadman - 17/04/2015

I have one too that was suppossed to be heard next week. Have now been informed: "The reason for ...

Who is responsible for the overpayment?

peterdelamothe - 17/04/2015

I would just add: I agree if it is clear that they wanted Ms to be the claimant. But the original po ...

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Budget 2015

18/03/2015

Dear colleague, Stakeholder bulletin The
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Housing Benefit: withdrawing entitlement from young people - Commons Library Standard Note

18/02/2015

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06473/h
ousing-benefit-withdrawing-entitlement-from-young-...

"Council tax debt problems overtake credit card debt"

18/02/2015

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/pressoffice
/press_index/press_20150216.htm 16 February 201...