Hi my partnwr left me and our 2yr old son last month. We have a mortgage together, i work part time and a uni student. Hear back from uc today and told i can get no help. Surely there must be some help i can get? This is the last straw, i dont know how i will cope.
If you applied for UC you should have gotten a written statement about the reasons why UC does not apply to you. My advice would be to take that to your nearest citizen advice bureau and see what they say. In any case apply if you didn’t because UC is not backpaid.
Do you claim Child Benefit for your son? If your ex is still claiming it, that might be why you can’t get UC. The first step is contacting Child Benefit, get that sorted first then claim UC. When UC is up and running don’t forget that you can claim 85% of child care costs back when your working, not sure of the deal when you are at Uni.
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