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BallJ

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Post by BallJ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:45 pm
I have a year review, in that time I obtained some work,but due to my overwhelming desire to pay back personal debts, i.e friends and family I had the earnings go into a friends account. My elder brother has been paying a few of my monthly outgoings but I do not want his name or account details involved. Neither do I want him contacted. I'm so troubled by this, I have been to the doctor and I'm being treated for depression this is all getting too much. I am currently living on a friends sofa and not even contributing, I feel so bad about this I spend half the week sleeping in my untaxed non mot car. HELP PLEASE

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Post by Foggy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:16 pm
OK -- so, this undeclared job and second income is going towards 'private' debts --- you know that this is fraudulent and against the terms of your IVA, so I need not tell you more about that. But, that is a 'self contained issue'. If the IP never discovers the second job / income or private debts it will come to nothing --- but, obviously the stress of it all is doing you no good ! You know the answer to that !

As for now sofa surfing and being unable to tax and mot your car --- why is this happening ? Expenses such as rent, car tax, running costs and all the basic living expenses will have been allowed in your I&E review, leaving you with enough to cover these and the surplus only going to the IVA. What has changed to make everything unaffordable ?

It sounds to me that you have nothing to lose by pursuing a DRO, if you fit the profile (debt less than £20k, no assets and disposable income less than £50 a month) , or even going bankrupt and getting this whole saga put in the past.

Take one issue at a time.
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Post by BallJ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Hi,

Thank you for the reply and advise. I know this was wrong of me, desperate to keep promises made. This was not a second income, this was the only work I had. Only just finding work now.
Having trouble processing it all, long illness for which I'm still waiting an operation left me unable to fulfill the job I had.

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Post by Foggy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:33 pm
So ... what job did you have when you started the IVA and upon which the initial I&E was based ?
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Post by BallJ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:42 pm
I was only working 3-4 days a week due to ill health mentioned. I was a self employed courier. But then I was taken into hospital and had an 8 week stay in there and 16 weeks of being unable to work as illness got worse. Lost 4 stone in 5 weeks and became to weak to do anything. When I recovered enough to try and work I couldn't find anything to suit. Then dreaded covid struck and work became more scarce. Unfortunately the hole I dug got deeper. I'm in my 50s and have never done anything against the law ever. I feel so disgusted with myself and so low. Half of me wants to admit it.

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Post by Foggy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:18 pm
Do your review on current earnings --- sit down and work it out. Has the total you have been earning from everywhere exceeded the income you declared when you started the IVA ? If not, there is nothing to worry about. It could be that on current earnings that the IVA is not able to continue anyway --- and it definitely won't if you have a breakdown. So do look at the alternatives.

Maybe have a chat with your local CAB and work out the figures.
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Post by BallJ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Thank you.


May just be a little too late for that.
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