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    Benefit cap q

    Ok i have been affected by benefit cap for over a year now. i have to pay around £45 PW towards my rent. but now i have been told to pay about another £8 per week on top of the £45 odd. can someone explain why that is.

    Forgot to say nothing has changed in any way
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    Dunno, has your rent gone up?

    Who is saying that you have to pay more?
    Ask them why.
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    rent is the same in fact it went down by a few pence lol nothing else has changed. it is the housing association who are asking for it. i have asked them but it's like getting blood from a stone. to be honest the whole benefit cap has been a joke from the start. i was not told about it and the only way i found out was when the housing association sent me a letter about eviction as the rent hadn't been paid. And the latest £8 odd is also in arrears as again for some reason i was not told about it.

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    As it's a Housing Association then it may be service charges rather than rent.

    Many HA rentals have a service charge as well as rent.
    Sometimes this can be claimed with benefits but not always, it depends just what it is for.

    I'm afraid that you will have to keep plugging away at the HA for an explanation, they are the only ones who will know.

    The benefit cap is only peripheral here, its the HA who are asking for more.
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    Cheers for that it gives me something to go on.

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