Victoria, on 04 December 2012 - 06:21 PM, said:
Because you are on benefits with zero income and this is therefore not straight forward.
But aren't there rules to be followed and criteria to be met ?
Wasn't there also a legal case which, although it did not establish per se that benefit levels were themselves the minimum standard, went some way to establishing benefit levels as a level which could be used as a test to see whether an applicant did have sufficient income.
Also, the new (though we were settled before these rules came into force) rules state an income of £18,600 is required, that income is actually only £15,180 after taxation ( http://www.listentot...n.com/index.php
) whereas my actual income under benefits, which is net, is approximately £17,400. Does this have any bearing ?