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To be honest I had not thought about it - I had money in the bank that I could live off and my priority at the time was my dad, I have never claimed before as I have never needed to or been out of work for any length of time. When you work all your life it is probably not the first thing you think of - ive always been permanent worker until august 2011 when I went contracting.
Sorry did you receive the reply as it keeps taking me to ano screen and when I enter my email it says it is being used by ano user - well its my email address I have used this service before -no idea what is going on...
for jomo1972 - thank you that is fine I will go and make myself a cuppa. :-)
I understand that and I actually claimed with the reasons of having cared for my dad, my brother and a short spell myself in hospital, I am more concerned about what I am entitled to legally as the Jobcentre has not been forthcoming with all the information I require, I have received more information from other people such as the bank and HMRC (government Tax people) as I know I have overpaid Tax so I called them to see how much and when I would get tax rebate. I would like to understand what I need to fill in exactly for the mortgage, and would I get all the interest paid and would it be backdated to November and if there is anything else such as Gas, elec, water etc I can claim for. The council tax people were great they explained that they put through for November - as I had good cause, however, because of being over £6k they said they would back date it till Jan this year. Not so lucky with the Job seekers etc. Is there a way also that the 13 weeks can be brought forward for Mortgage payments at all?
for jomo1972, sorry I was on the phone to a company asking whether I was interested in a job :-) so yet ano going forward.
ESA is that where the pay is 6 month initially from the fact I had contributed - if that is the case that is where they have given me 71.70 from - income benefits I have been told would not start till September..
So basically I should go back to my providers and see if they can do anything for me - direct...
Thank you for your reply re the mortgage and yes I will argue the case for putting my mort back to Jan if the council tax has. after filling the forms online for Jobseekers then should the mortgage consideration come out of that? as I know the information was filled in on the form. My bank / mortgage people though have not had any forms back to them and they are the ones who are on my back re the mortgage - and it doesn't look like it will be before August before I see any pay for that... which is no help at the mo :-) as need it paying - how does the process work does it go through jobseekers or do I have to do something separately for the bank?
Thank you then I will take a look at those - but as you say I feel it is already in hand from the Jobseekers forms.
Thank you very much Ann