Saturday 21st July 2018 – I Receive Benefit Decision Notice from David Kinnair (Head of Benefits at Birmingham City Council)

The latest bombshell arrived through my letterbox today, from David Kinnair (Head of Benefits at Birmingham City Council).  It states that I will only receive 50 pence per week for Housing Benefit, leaving me (& my son) to pay £99.88 per week rent !

In April and May 2018, I provided proof of my son’s income via the scanning service at Erdington Library. The Decision Notice from David Kinnair quotes a gross weekly income figure for my son of £269.01 per week.

I’d supplied proof of my son’s total income, minus expenses, and refunds etc, leaving a net figure, which is significantly less than the figure that Birmingham City Council are basing their calculation on.

It also states that I’ve been overpaid £379.44 HB, which they’re going to recoup from me!

I’ve already fired off an emailed complaint, asking them to reassess their new decision. But as today is Saturday, I can’t phone them until Monday at 9am when their phone line opens, on 0121 464 7000.

They’ve also increased the amount of Council Tax I must pay, without adequate explanation. Have they based their new figure on the incorrect income figure they quoted for my son?

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to deal with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears, and have pretty much lost any faith I ever had in the British Justice/Tribunals system. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've had numerous interactions with the DWP, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, for a variety of reasons. Over the last few years, I have endured a conveyor belt of shit decisions from HMCTS. The piss-poor postal services that HMCTS, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, the DWP, & CSA rely on (bulk printing and several different carriers), compound the ineptitude of these departments and agencies. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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