Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:04 pm
Post subject: want to leave my boyfriend but will have no money no house..
PLEASE PLEASE HELP.
My boyfriend has become such a horrible man and i have come to the decision i want out of the relationship.
problem is we have a 1 year old daughter together, live in a house thats his and HE pays the morgage on and i dont work so therefore have no money.
WAT CAN I DO?? i need my own place but havent a clue how to get one/wat entitlements i can recieve or even where to start!
Can anyone help me im in tears most nites as i dont no wat to do
Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:28 am
Hun god love you sending you big hugs... dont panic ...LOADS YOU CAN DO !! plenty of things..
First things first get up the council and explain that you are homeless and need a place ASAP. see what ure options are. Ask them for a Home Options Interview
Then get onto the job centre www.jobcentreplus.co.uk and find the number to claim income support so u have ure own money
As soon as you know what ure options are with the council you can decide where to go from there. Anything else you need to know just ask !! xxxx
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:20 am
thankyou everyone! im trying to keep him sweet as if he new wat i was up to he'd go off the wall!!
someone told me something about housing benefit - that if i get a house then the council will pay some of the rent??
and that he would have to pay me money because of our daughter ?
is that right? would i have to first find a house then apply or wat??
thankyou for everyones help xxx
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:01 pm
You can also privately rent and the council will give you housing benefit and even help you pay the deposit. Its called housing allowance now and is calculated depending on your needs for example how many children you have, how many rooms you will need etc.
Example if its only you and your daughter and you privately rent a four bedroom house they will only pay benefit to your needs because really you only need a max of two bedrooms so they will asses you based on the average cost of a two bedroom.
You will also be entitled to income support and a higher level of tax credits as a single parent.
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:25 am