The Love Tax
This is a subject which has been raised a few times. Noticing that a pattern in the behavior of Benefits agency staff is becoming evident, we thought it best to investigate and see what’s going on.
Simply put… being “in-love” can now cost you, especially if you’re in receipt of benefits!
If you’ve watched the video, you’ll now understand that being “in-love” can seriously damage your purse strings, and we’re not referring to those gifts, dates, or other expenses associated with courting.
What To Do
We were contacted some time ago, by someone who had recently received a home visit from the DWP.
The “someone” (who shall remain nameless), is a single parent caring for a disabled child. She has a boyfriend, but said boyfriend only visits at weekends, but lives somewhere else, and works away during the week.
As many of those receiving housing benefit and or income support will be aware, home visits are a necessary evil.
The reason behind these visits is to ensure that boyfriends/girlfriends (or “partners” as the DWP like to refer to them) are not sharing properties whilst benefits are being claimed. On the face of it, this seems fair enough.
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The Outline Solution
In the video, Simon details the responses you should consider giving, if you are ever questioned by an ‘official’ about your love life – please do take notice of these as getting it wrong can cost you dearly.
Possible Arguments Against You
In this case, the “someone” was subjected to a new style of questioning technique which she found to be aggressive and offensive. It was clearly designed to trick her into confessing something, that simply was not true.
The Almost Legal Info
We are referring to those in receipt of benefits and in particular, the level of benefits you are entitled to, as a result of having a “partner” whom you “love”, or is “in-love” with you.
Another key word to avoid is “support”.
When asked: “is your partner supportive?” or “does your partner support you?” be warned; this implies financial-support and an affirmative answer (“yes”) is likely to result in a reduction of the benefits you receive.
Rightly so, if you are “in” a “relation-ship” with a “partner” that “supports” you financially, and contributes to the “expenses” of the “household” (all of which are business-related terms), then you should not be claiming full benefits because “household-income” may be higher than you have likely disclosed.
Note the words. Words have power. If we remove the “S” from the end of WORDS and place it at the beginning, we now have a SWORD.
As the saying goes…. “the pen is mightier than the sword”
So, top tip – be very careful what you say, and be very careful of the words you use. Always ask those questioning you, what they mean by the use of certain words, and get those “meanings” put in writing BEFORE you decide to use them in your answers!
Upon reflection it appears that the DWP, on behalf of HMRC, are not interested in the truth; they are merely interested in reducing benefit payments, for which staff no doubt receive a bonus – a potential conflict of interest one might say!
Anyhow, we present the explanatory video and have made available for your pleasure, the HMRC commissioned report which directs staff to apply questioning techniques designed to trip people up.
Go over to the insiders website to see the full article and download the Tax Report. If you are already a member, you’ll be able to log in on the page..
If you, and or family, and or friends, are claiming benefits, please click this link and download the HMRC report, so that you can avoid any potential trip ups. As explained in the video, when asked if you “love” your boyfriend or girlfriend, your answer should be “no”.
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