According to the Office for National Statistics, 1.46 million people were in receipt of JSA at the end of July. Many of these people have on average debts of around £15K owed to at least 4 or 5 different creditors.
In this thread,members of the UKresident.com community discuss options available to someone who's in debt while of Job Seeker Allowance.
The original poster, Sedo theGranted writes:
</FONT>My friend is currently on jobseeker allowance (£64 a week), because he is studying and preparing to take a serious and professional job. He just does not want to take a rubbish job like a cleaner.
But unfortunately he got a debt about £ 700. Actually it is not his fault. And debt collecting agency asked him to pay £20 a week for this debt. He does not refuse to pay this money, but he simply can not pay this amount every week. Because he has to pay from £64 all bills (electricity, water, etc). If he pays this £20 a week for this debt, he simply will have no money for food.
My question is: do you know any rules about how much money he should pay for his debt according the law.
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