Hello, could someone please help me with an income support query?
Hi all, Im 36weeks pregnant and applied for income support when I was 29weeks. Me and my partner have struggled so much for the last 7weeks and have hardly survived due to rent bills etc and can now say we have NOTHING in our banks. We were FINALLY contacted about income support two days ago (I had been phoning every two days to hear "they havent made their decision yet") and they said we are eligble for income support. They said we get paid 14TH JUNE 2011!! WE ARE NOT even in June!! they said they will start our claim and will NOT give us our back pay for the seven weeks! our baby is due on June 18th...we have NOTHING for her....no food in our fridge....no nothing....I have foned income support countless times since....they were shocked to see we were refused back pay and promised to sort it...then when they phone back(someone higher phones back) they say they will not pay us...there is NO reason behind it!! Now we have to live on crisis loans and we do not know what to do....my partner and myself are 19 and he has 6 exams left until he finished his Alevels. What are we to do? Has anyone been in this position?? Please help me :? :? :?