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 What would happen if I went bankrupt ? Would I not get my benefits anymore ?
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Posted - 05 October 2012 :  12:07:00  Show Profile  Visit Eloise.08's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello, Im 22 and have over 9k of debt. me and my boyfriend rent our house and have a 6 month old daughter. My partner works full time and helps me pay my debts each month but now with the baby its getting tight. I get child tax credit and child benefit each month upto £250. If i went bankrupt would i not get my benefits anymore? and what would happen exactly?

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Posted - 05 October 2012 :  12:26:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Eloise,

Do you have an income from a job?

It sounds like you may qualify for the debt relief order, so you wouldn't need bankruptcy.

I advise you make an appointment with a money advisor at your local CAB to apply for the DRO.

Viki Warbrooke
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Posted - 05 October 2012 :  12:51:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes as viki says have a look at a DRO. Just to confirm that neither bankruptcy or a DRO should effect your entitlement to benefits
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