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Post by Pandy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:50 pm
Hi, Just a quick question, hubby is entitled to the Winter Fuel Payment, we understand we have to pay some of it across to BE, we have an interlocking IVA because the only income hubby has is a monthly pension of £83. when we work out how much we have to pay BE is it 10% of our joint money or 10% of hubby's, as 10% of his is only £8.30, which means approx £120 of the £250 will have to be paid across, if it is our household income it goes down to £66. we pay across. The extra would really help as it is paid just before xmas.
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Post by plasticdaft » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:05 pm
The winter fuel payment IS NOT OVERTIME OR A WINDFALL!!!! Sorry but please do not for one minute pay any part of the winter fuel payment over to BE. Its for keeping older folk warm in winter.

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Post by Pandy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:22 pm
I agree with your sentiments completely, although all the gas / electric costs are paid by me, the money is paid to him as he is the one over 60, but it is extra income and shows up on his bank statement which they are going to want to see come review time.

I just don't want any suprises at review time [:)]
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Post by MrsKnight » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:25 pm
I mirror what Plasticdaft has said - this is yours to keep to give you some relief in the coming winter months.
Hang on to it BE are not owed any of it hun.
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Post by MrsKnight » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:27 pm
Sorry Pandy just read your second post - Im with BE & I have never been asked to send in Bank Statements, Ive had 2 reviews so far.
Some IVA companies do & some dont & even if they did its not classed as a windfall/extra income.
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Post by Pandy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:37 pm
Thanks that makes it easier, we are due our first review in April and as you can tell I am preparing for it already [:D]

Its not that I don't want to pay extra over I just am not sure what is extra income or allowed stuff. They did question last years payment on his bank statement when they went through our I & E at the set up.

I didn't realise they might not want bank statements, I assumed I would have to send everything in and account for every penny spent or saved. [:D][:D], I am only slightly paranoid...
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Post by Skippy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:51 pm
Don't worry about this Pandy, the question has been asked on here a few times before and each time the professional experts have agreed that the winter fuel payment doesn't have to be paid over.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:36 pm
It's definitely yours. It is there to help out with your heating bills.
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Post by Pandy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:40 pm
Thanks everyone,
It is nice to know we do not have to pay anything across although I didn't realise it would be allowed to be kept, it is a nice surprise and brought a smile to hubby's face when I just told him.
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Post by kallis3 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:47 pm
It's like the months when you don't pay your council tax or water rates. You're allowed to keep that as well.
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Post by Pandy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:50 pm
I am beginning to like Feb, March and April much more now [:D][:D] In Bristol we have C Tax break Feb and March, and Water, March and April, so a nice 3 month cushion.

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Post by kallis3 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:01 pm
We only pay water rates for eight months so it's a nice little break.

Our council tax free months are February and March as well.
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Post by relieved33 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:11 pm
we pay no council tax Feb or march either but as son's birthday is Feb and new summer unifrom is required for school after Easter, we saw non really!!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:16 pm
But at least you had the cash to pay for it all![:)]
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