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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35796

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

I hope it is just an error on their behalf! It is good that you are pursuing this as there is a lot of money at stake and also a lot of people wouldn’t have taken it any further. Let us know what happens.


Best wishes,
Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35796

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

Dear llb, I have checked again the position regarding accessing advice and assistance and it is clear that a child subject to a SGO who was “looked after” immediately prior to the SGO being made is able to access support from the LA who looked after them. This is S24(1A) Children Act 1989. Please se...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35796

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

Dear LLB, Thank you for pasting part of the letter from the Ministerial Correspondence Unit. It is very useful. It states that grandparents income is irrelevant (even if they have parental responsibility via a SGO) when calculating a student’s entitlement to student support. So your 17 year old, by ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO alllowances
Replies: 3
Views: 5939

Re: SGO alllowances

Hi Maricharle , When you are a foster carer (FC) and receiving foster care allowance (FCA), you are not allowed to claim state benefits – child benefit, child tax credit. FCA is therefore generally higher to allow for the fact you can’t claim benefits. When you have a SGO, you are allowed to claim s...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Judicial Review
Replies: 9
Views: 7995

Re: Judicial Review

Dear Maricharle, I hope you can get the support from the Pro Bono Unit. If not you could consider the help of a “McKenzie Friend”. A MF is someone who can help a “litigant in person” (someone who does not have a solicitor or barrister in court with them). A MF can take notes for you while you are in...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Judicial Review
Replies: 9
Views: 7995

Re: Judicial Review

Hi Maricharle, It might also be worth finding out if you can receive help from the Bar Pro Bono Unit which is a group of lawyers who assist and represent people who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot pay privately. They do not accept self referrals but you can get a referral through the CAB. It...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Can I complain about Court delays
Replies: 2
Views: 6248

Re: Can I complain about Court delays

Hi Cellbar, It certainly sounds frustrating when court dates are changed or hearing times reduced. I think Robin has given very good advice about this. There are lots of reasons why the court may change the hearing times and it is usually because one of the parties has asked them to do so as they ne...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Suggestion to improve the site
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

Re: Suggestion to improve the site

Hi Robin,

The administrator also thinks this is a really good suggestion. We are developing a new site that should be up and running soon and we will make the addition to the new site.

Regards

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Suggestion to improve the site
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

Re: Suggestion to improve the site

Hi Robin, I've also brought it to the attention of the administrator. Thanks for the suggestion.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35796

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

For support under the Children (Leaving Care) Act, the responsible authority is the one where the children were in care (immediately before the SGO was made) ie the one who are also paying the SGO allowances. Even though a student is having contact with a parent-this should not go against the applic...