Hi all, im a newbie on this site so please be gentle...
Ill try not to make this too long winded but please bear with me
Ok, my partner has severe RA and gets middle rate care DLA. I get CA and we claim income support as a couple (im the main claimant as i claim it as a carer)
We have also got 3 kids age 10, 5 and 3.
Yesterday, i got a letter saying that our income support is going to be stopped! Typical of DWP to send a letter like that and it arrives at the weekend when all JCP offices are closed so you cant ring them to find out whats happened!!
Anyway, it wasnt an official "we are writing to tell you that youre benefits are going to be stopped" kind of letter. It was a letter about deductions from our benefits. It says
From 20th June 2012, we will stop taking money off your income support for water/general rates.
This is because you NO LONGER GET INCOME SUPPORT.
First i heard about that!
My partners DLA ihasnt ended infact hes just been awarded it it for another 2 years so i know my CA is still in payment (weve had no letters to state otherwiseso it cant be anything to do with that) and im not a lone parent whose youngest child is 5 so they cant have moved me onto JSA.
In between me getting this letter and coming on this forum, i discovered that another few people have had the same letter. someone said it was something to do with income support changing its name?? im kinda glad that its not just me whose got this letter but nobody knows whats happening for sure.
can anyone shed any light on this please?