I am going through a separation at the moment, we are in the process of selling the house and paying off all the debts and then splitting any money left 50/50. I am self employed working approx. 18 hours per week. I have been told that I can’t claim benefits if I have over £4,000 in the bank is this true?
Yes I have 3 children (5, 9 & 12) We are trying to do this all amicably by splitting everything 50/50 I am ringing a solicitor today for some advice. This is all very alien to me as we have been together for 24 years. It is me that has called a day on it all as the marriage has been very stale for the last 4 years and I feel it is time to move on. I am worried about how the children are going to cope initially that is why I want it to be an amicable split.
I just need to get my head around the benefits thing I think I will also ring them today too.