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Where do I stand. Homelessness, eviction, and C O L benefits

Sandwith01 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited November 2022 in Cost of living
Right government are giving people on various benefits C O L but how does that affect people whom have been made homeless or evicted from a property 


  • Kurt_Vic
    Kurt_Vic Scope Member Posts: 11 Connected
    It helps many many of those people who have been evicted or made/ are homeless?!

    if they were on low income, disability etc then they would get the col payment. 

    That aside a £324 payment isn’t going to stop an eviction there must have been a more complex issue there. If they become unemployed they would have got the payment. 

    Of course some people are always gonna fall between the cracks or need the help but missed the cut off dates. I’m not sure if you want help or are just venting that some people got COL payments 

    If you can share a little more about the circumstances maybe people can signpost some help. 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Sandwith01, the charity Shelter published a Cost of Living campaign earlier this autumn which you might like to have a look at, it details the impact of the crisis.

    Shelter are imploring the government to do more to support those who are homeless or at risk of eviction, and encourage everyone to email their local MP to push for change from the government. 

    I hope this helps, and if you need anything else, please do ask :)
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    What a great question you have asked @Sandwith01. I can see @Kurt_Vic has already responded to you.

    Do you feel this response has answered your question? Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need any further clarity or support  :)
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