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letmein

letmein

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well all my UC stuff is done (well need to phone them but i ahve afew days) last friday was my last benefits so now i' suffing on empty... i have a lot of tins and stuff my daughter left behind when she moved out but 90% is stuff i dont eat but i will have to use it up....

i know i should be better off under UC livinng alone... and i need to face up to pip again. it feels too much. spoke to family who have agreeed to help if i struggle but i owe them so much as it is..

I am just hanging in there.. I know its tough all round for millions and i guess i'm lucky" as i had a free costa coffee today ut then couldn't afford to uy squash to drink :(
 
Lone_wanderer

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@letmein, I got my PIP award after 5 months of waiting and I was really worried, luckily I got high rate care, low rate mobiliity same as I got on DLA. Try not worry and just try and hang in there. Big hugs. :).
 
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well all my UC stuff is done (well need to phone them but i ahve afew days) last friday was my last benefits so now i' suffing on empty... i have a lot of tins and stuff my daughter left behind when she moved out but 90% is stuff i dont eat but i will have to use it up....

i know i should be better off under UC livinng alone... and i need to face up to pip again. it feels too much. spoke to family who have agreeed to help if i struggle but i owe them so much as it is..

I am just hanging in there.. I know its tough all round for millions and i guess i'm lucky" as i had a free costa coffee today ut then couldn't afford to uy squash to drink :(
Can you be referred to a food bank for the short term? Or are there any community projects that do free meals in your area?

How long do you have to wait till your UC comes through?

Can you get anyone to help you do your PIP form? My CPN did mine and I got awarded it, I didn't have to go to an assessment.

Do you have warm blankets? My flat is really cold as I have terrible radiators so a lot of the time I just do without the heating as it doesn't make much difference, I wear my coat inside sometimes or my dressing gown and wear roll necks and thermal vests under my clothes.

I really hope you get things sorted quickly.
 
Lone_wanderer

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I've only got a studio flat so I just heat the main room usually, it's hot enough with the steam from the shower to get by in the bathroom even in winter. Guess I'm lucky.
 
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