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Hi, my name is puppy999!

puppy999
puppy999 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hia all just looking for some answers hope you can help me xx

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @puppy999

    A very very big welcome to you this evening welcome to our online community !!!!

    Please please feel free to fire off your questions.

    I will do my best to help you with them !!!!!!

    Many thanks.
  • puppy999
    puppy999 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I have just posted a question lol its being reviewed x

  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @puppy999

    That's great thanks.

    Please please let me know when things get sorted ???

    Many thanks
  • puppy999
    puppy999 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    edited November 2017
    There is an Act of Parliament which over-rides banks/Creditors taking charges from your account if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits. 
    • Income Support 
    • Tax Credits 
    • Child Benefit 
    • Job seekers allowance 
    • Incapacity benefit 
    • Disability living allowance 
    • Attendance Allowance 
    • CSA payments 
    • Other DWP payments. 
    These social security benefits are granted to stop hardship and are designed to meet basic day to day needs, and are exempt and are protected under the Social Security Administration Act 1992 sub section 187. from arrestment in terms of section 187 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (see Enforcement of Civil Obligations in Scotland, Scottish Executive report, at paragraph 5.245). Section 45 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 is an identical provision to the said section 187 of the 1992 Act.
    This stipulates that the banks/Creditors can not apply any charges to money received as benefit, and any such charges are unlawful and therefore disallowed.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's some very use full info for us all.

    Please please let me know if I can be off help/support you further ????

    Thanks.

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