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anyone else poor?

Fairy Lucretia

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now mum has died im going to struggle financially
i feel like im being singled out and persecuted ,other people on benefits seem to live so well
no wonder im suicidal when i have to worry about money on top of everything else x
 
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I'm poor now but I guess it's my own fault because I didn't hand in the doctors sick notes at the time? but since then I have done so even the one time period I missed out, but also I wasn't wise with my money? I don't know. I'm sure I still get paid the same amount a month despite moving down south to Oxford.
I've now got about £180 to live off until the end of the month.
 
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I really know how you feel. I too am poor. I need a bed so badly but cannot afford one. The mattress has springs sticking out of the side. I got a loan from a credit union so I could get a lap top or I would never have been able to have one. I am going to keep having to get loans each time I pay them off to enable me to get things. I am really sorry you are struggling.:hug:
 
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I have such bad credit rating that I cannot. Thank you for the idea though.
 
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On long term benefits, no savings or safety net, it is a constant juggle. I would avoid loans, catalogues etc if possible, debt is hard to cope with on very low income. Lu I'd make sure that you can get a benefit check to make sure you're getting all that you can. It won't be easy, but it can be done, a lot of people do have to live solely on benefits xx
 
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As Stray said Lu, get a benefit check as you may be entitled to additional money now you're on your own. When my carer left I was entitled to an additional payment (a severe disability premium) which I hadn't been entitled to previously.
 
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Hi Lu.

See link below, in case you are not aware of them, they are very helpful.
They will take some details from you, have a read of the link.
they will tell you all the benefits you are entitled to. Really helpful. They helped me.

Turn2us - to access benefits and grants

Unique1 xx
 
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Hi Lu.

As noNotme says, it would be good if you could get someine to look into this on your behalf. I got CAB as it was all a bit much at the time to call and provide info etc.
So an advocate could do that for you, if you can get one, they could call turn2us.

I think social services will do things like that for you too, although I think you mention you don't have them anymore,
I hope you can seek out the help for this as you may well be entitled to more help now,
Love
Unique1 xx
 
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As Stray said Lu, get a benefit check as you may be entitled to additional money now you're on your own. When my carer left I was entitled to an additional payment (a severe disability premium) which I hadn't been entitled to previously.
i cant get the severe disability premium as im only on lower rate dla ,i used to be on middle for years but then when they lowered me i was too ill at the time to appeal
at the moment i get esa support group and dla lower for mobility and care xx
 
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i cant get the severe disability premium as im only on lower rate dla ,i used to be on middle for years but then when they lowered me i was too ill at the time to appeal
at the moment i get esa support group and dla lower for mobility and care xx
you should alos get housing and council tax benefits as well... but this all need to get sorted asap, I know its a worry but we are here to help and offer advice.


did you try that number?
 
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i phoned that number and they said i need to contact the cab

i do get housing benefit and council tax benefit but now i have to start to pay the bedroom tax xx
 
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