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Sadly they are correct.
If you did have property, have given it up as well as employment then you did not need to
But what you can do is thi.s
There is an option for an appeal.
You can therefore appeal the decision but you have a limited time to do this.
The matter will go before an independent Tribunal who will decide whether you are entitled to it.
They may take a different view
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
yes mam, the property which I still own is not an income earning property as its mortgaged to scotia bank and absorbs nearly all the rental income leaving only 350 pounds. I am also a mother of two young girls (8 and 11) and they are in full time education here with me as well. It was my understanding that as a student I would not be eligible to pay council tax. They charged me over 432 pounds of which they are insisting that I pay 231 immediately to avoid court action. The truth is I only have 260 pounds in my account. The 350 pounds that I get from rental income is on a trust account at my old employers to pay rents here in the UK for my apartment come June 1st when my 6 month lease is up which I paid in full. I am saving the 350 to go towards the 895 pounds needed for rent. I just don't see why she had a problem in assisting me until I get on my feet. Ive actually never claimed for any sort of benefits in my life. Ive always worked since age 9 to have some sort of independence. I was always entitled to live and work in the UK as a BOTC by birth and a British citizen since 2009. The economy back home isn't doing that great and I had no prospects of continuing private education for my girls into secondary level because I couldn't afford it. I moved here for a better life and opportunity for them and myself. What points would you give me in appeals process?
Indeed. But the Council may take the view you voluntary gave up a life you had and did not need to come and obtain the discount.
From what you have said to me, it could well be the Tribunal take a different view.
Your strongest points are the ones you have made above
- It is not income earning
- you wanted a better life
- you wanted to continue education
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