#gdnchat on council tax benefit changes - your stories
very Wednesday we run a Twitter chat looking at some of the personal affects of the changes to benefits currently underway by the UK government. On Wed 6 February 2013 we look at how changes to council tax benefits are impacting on people's lives
- And below the line, a user commented:
I am in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), and receive both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit. My Local Authority, (LA), is now informing me that i will have to contribute 20% of my Council Tax bill. My question is how am i to do this on my JSA? I already pay, by direct debit, for my Water Gas, Electric and TV Licence which costs me £120 per month. My Jsa Is £71 every 2 weeks. Therefore, after all my fixed costs are deducted i am left with £43 to feed and clothe myself per week. My La are asking that i pay 20% of my Council Tax, which is £17, leaving me £26 a week for food etc. How can anyone be expected to live on that amount?
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- James HobosInteresting talk folks2013-02-07T09:26:31.700Z
- Chester le StreetWE DONT NEED THIS NEW HIGH SPEED TRAIN AND THAT MONEY COULD BE USED ON OTHER STUFF NOT WASTEING IT AND US HAVEING TO PAY MORE MONEY ON TAXS2013-02-06T18:16:27.094Z
- Louisa BoneI am a disabled woman and I have just been informed that we will have to pay 25% of my council tax bill we wont cope cutting our costs at alll, it may mean not...I am a disabled woman and I have just been informed that we will have to pay 25% of my council tax bill we wont cope cutting our costs at alll, it may mean not eating to feed our three childrenmore2013-02-06T15:34:21.238Z