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Single Mum in serious amounts of debt following benefit cap

Our agents approached us about a single mum of four dependent children.  They are assisting her to get her benefits sorted out, and unfortunately as a result of the benefit cap the benefits she was receiving have been seriously hit, resulting in her being in quite serious debt.  She is trying to resolve this, but with not enough money to go around she ends up "robbing Peter to pay Paul" to quote a phrase.  To apply for a debt relief order she needs to save £90, but as fast as she tries to something crops up and the money saved is needed for something else.  We agreed to send a cheque for £90 to support her debt relief order application.

Tags : Benefits BenefitCap SingleParentof4 NoMoney Debt DebtReliefOrders

Debt Relief Order desperately needed

We were contacted about a single mum with two young children who had unfortunately got into debt when she was switched over to being paid by Universal Credit.  This young mum is deaf and suffers with anxiety, and the constant chasing from her creditors is only compounding the situation, making things far worse.

With the help and support of the agency, she is getting on top of her day to day bills, but she needs to apply for a debt relief order to sort this out.  However raising the £90 to apply was beyond her means, so we agreed to send across a cheque for the £90 to be sent along with the application for the DRO.  Hopefully she will be able to rebuild her life once the DRO is in place.

Tags : DebtReliefOrder DRO Debt UniversalCredit SingleMum YoungChildren Deaf Anxiety

Help with moving costs

We were approached about a lady who had been getting into financial trouble as the property she was housed in with a private landlord was too expensive for her to manage.  Alternative accommodation was found for her, which would be within her financial means but she did not have any available money to pay for someone to move her furniture and belongings.  We agreed to send across £100 to help her with that.

Tags : Rent Debt PrivateLandlords RenttooHigh MovingCosts

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