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Old 20-11-2007, 20:28
kenshukai
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A lady I know has just come into alot of money via her family and no longer needs to rely on benefit so she wants to come off it. The benefit office have told her to write into them and inform them that she wishes to come off it and the reason why.

I am about to type a letter for her into the benefit office simply stating the above...

Is this information sufficient or do I need to give them a full rundown as to where the money came from, how much it is, etc.... which I am prepared to do but don't want to type any more than I actually need to!.

Just want to give them notice to come off and be done with it! But I am wondering if I just give a brief statement stating want to come off benefit, come into money, will that be that or will they send out yet more letters/forms wanting further information?

She is not going to be seeking employment so I can't give that as a reason, she will be basically living off the money.

Any help would be appreciated
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Old 20-11-2007, 20:43
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All you need do is state the basic facts, that she no longer needs to claim benefits (giving the date this happen from, this would normally be the date before the change in circumstances).

You shouldn't need to give a break down at all, they just need something in writing to place on file
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Old 20-11-2007, 22:27
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To be honest, I wouldn't even tell them why. What has it got to do with them. They do NOT need to know why.

All you need to do is write a letter using the phrase "circumstances have changed" and how benefit is no longer needed with immediate effect etc.

Same as wrapper just said... but I really wouldn't say why given the circumstances. What are they going to do... KEEP paying benefit when you've told them not to? lol

Best of luck.
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Old 20-11-2007, 22:27
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hang on , what benefits is she on ??? , some are not means tested , which means she could still claim them , and yes i am prepared for the barrage of abuse that i am sure will follow
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Old 20-11-2007, 23:13
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Thanks for your help. I'll do the 'circumstances changed'. Thats my letter all of two sentences! Great! Thanks again!
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Old 21-11-2007, 09:22
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hang on , what benefits is she on ??? , some are not means tested , which means she could still claim them , and yes i am prepared for the barrage of abuse that i am sure will follow

Not a barrage of abuse.......

Fair enough something like DLA is not means based, if you are "sufficiently" disabled (in that you meet the criteria), you can have it. But....if you can afford to live without it, why take it? Perhaps this country might be a bit better off if people didn't take all the hand-outs available, just because they are available.


I'm not making any comment on your circumstances, so please don't think that I am passing judgement in any way. My OH is on DLA and it is invaluable to us, but if I earned enough that we could get by without it - we would.

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Old 21-11-2007, 12:01
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Hope she gets off benefits easier than my friend

Her boyfriend moved in and they set up home together about 11months ago, she phoned, then as asked wrote and told them this and that her,and her two girls will no longer need to claim benifits.

they sent some forms which they returned, still they paid her rent and money into her post office account after quite a few phone calls, at last she got a letter etc, and they took back the overpaid rent total over 1,000 (she'd asked her H/A landlord to keep the overpayments ready to return as her b/f was also paying the rent)

But still not the payments, yet Another phone call this month saying why are you still paying me??? its stupid and she was getting quite upset, person the other end said don't worry its not your fault we have your letter and the forms you returned on file informing us
Each time she has phoned Benifits she has asked who she is speaking to, and made a note of date time etc..

I have been to the P.O with her when she gets her childrens allowance, even the lady at the P.O said yup! its here again.

I'm going to the CAB with her next week she wants to ask their advice on how to get through to Benifits ..

Last edited by mocha-latte : 21-11-2007 at 12:03. Reason: im stupid :/ lol
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