Debts on benefits. Write off up to 80% of debts

✓   Write off unaffordable debt
✓   One monthly repayment
✓   Only pay what you can afford
✓   Become debt free

Bennett Jones is associated with The Debt Advisor Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide debt advice. An IVA may not be suitable in all circumstances. Fees may apply. Entering into an IVA will affect your credit rating. You could write off up to 80% of your debts upon successful completion of an IVA.(10% of our customers wrote off 80% in the last 12 months, with a typical figure of 25%-75%).

See if you are eligible

It’s important not to panic. There are options available, and with the right support, you can explore a suitable course of action for your circumstances.

It’s important not to panic. There are options available, and with the right support, you can explore a suitable course of action for your circumstances. Be sure to do your research to make sure you aren’t missing out on any benefits you’re eligible for. For more information on benefit qualifications, contact Jobcentre Plus.

If you have recently started claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance because you have found yourself unemployed, it may be worth explaining your situation to your creditors. In some instances, they could be prepared to alter the repayment obligations, especially if you can show job prospects on the horizon.

It can be difficult to successfully enter into a debt repayment agreement if you are not earning a regular income. In Scotland, for example, those on benefits do not ordinarily qualify for Trust Deed agreements. However, if you claim benefits in England or Wales, you may qualify for an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) – where you agree on a repayment plan with creditors over several years. Alternatively, you may qualify for a Debt Relief Order (DRO) or an informal debt management plan administered by an organisation, such as a charity.

Bennett Jones has helped thousands of people solve their debt problems. We understand how stressful and difficult life is when you can’t pay your debts and your bills.

You can trust Bennett Jones to help you if you are struggling to pay your debts. We specialise in Individual Voluntary Arrangements – a legal solution that allows for unaffordable debts to be written off. With an IVA from our team, you will make affordable repayments to your creditors over a fixed period, with the remaining debt written off at the end.

Can Bennett Jones help me if I’m on benefits and need to pay debts?

Our team are always on hand to offer information that can help you deal with debt – even if you’re on benefits. Contact us on 0161 960 0054. Otherwise, complete the contact form to request a callback.

Bennett Jones’ role in your financial recovery

Bennett Jones can investigate what you’re spending, both personally and if you are self-employed in your business, and help you understand whether an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is the solution you need.

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