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Post by welch9 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:55 pm
Hypothetically when u enter into a IVA what will be the average a single person will be left with for food, clothes, social life etc, basically would would I have to live on?

I know some will say its all dependent but am looking for a ball park figure, will I have say £400 a month to spend or will it be a paltry £250?. Im assuming additional is allowed for all bills (service charge, elec, water, gas)
 
 

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Post by Michael Peoples » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:58 pm
It really does depend on claiming all your allowances and for example whether you smoke. However, £400 is probably high and £250 a bit on the low side so somewhere in between.
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Post by welch9 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:02 pm
Do people get more allowance for smoking?.

I had heard the maximum is £210 from a single person, which if true I may aswell justkeep paying the min payments on my cards. I couldnt survive on a paltry sum
 
 

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Post by Michael Peoples » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:06 pm
You are allowed £60 for smoking, £195 for food and toiletries, £28 clothes, £31 meals at work etc. There are other allowances for sundries, hair, laundry, newspapers, church or charity, medical/dental/optical etc. These allowances while not generous can make the IVA viable so make sure when you speak to your chosen IP firm that you are given the allocated allowances.

It is worth taking some free advice anyway and if you cannot afford the payments you do not have to proceed.
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Post by welch9 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:10 pm
Surely I can just say I smoke to be allowed extra cash?
 
 

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Post by animaleyes76 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:40 pm
Hey,

Well mine include:-

Mobile: £40
Clothes £25
Food & House Keeping £225
Internet £15
Contact Lenses £20

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Post by Skippy » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:52 pm
The point of entering into an IVA is to repay as much as you can to your creditors whilst living reasonably comfortably and it's important to be honest about what you actually spend.
 
 

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Post by Nicola.sa » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:00 pm
When I was asked if I smoked I hesitantly said no (sorry Tina). I was just too ashamed to admit that I smoke considering the financial ruin I am in. Have been trying to quit but its so hard especially when one is under extreme stress. I didnt really think I would be allowed anything at all for this.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:07 pm
If you don't smoke then you should not claim the allowance. I don't!
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Post by Shining » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:36 pm
I can understand the honesty aspect but I can also understand what the poster is saying, to me smoking isn't a necessity and should be taken from another allowance rather than a given allowance but that is purely my opinion. I don't smoke as you can probably tell and I'm sure if I did my viewpoint may change lol xx
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Post by kallis3 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:00 pm
I don't smoke either and do think that this should be taken from other allowances.
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Post by danny4 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:56 pm
My wife smokes and I don't think we got an allowance for her cigs. Should we put it on our review this year.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:18 pm
You can try.
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Post by MelanieGiles » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:42 am
Nicola - if yoy smoke you should not feel ashamed at all. I smoke the occasional ciggie when I am having a glass of wine - and so what!

And if they put cigarettes up to £20 per pack, most of us who smoke would still smoke. You must put this down on your expenditure - especially as you may smoke more over the next few weeks due to the stressful situation you are under at the moment.
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