Are you better off or worse off financially due to the pandemic?

DrapedInDarkness

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Desperately worse off, financially, mentally and physically, still employed but no longer paid, mentally stuggling with rhe ongoing nature of the problem, and physically becoming a wreck due to what I can no longer do or what I am extremely limited to be able to do.

No support network near me as the work friends turned out to be just work colleagues, my father has a heart condition so cannot take the risk of coming to see me, my only brother who lives close by had a brain injury (hrdrocephalus) so also cannot take the chance, and the only income I can generate at the moment is sales on AVF and even that is very hard at times.

To put it mildly 2022 better be the year the lottery finally comes good.
 

goingoingong

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Desperately worse off, financially, mentally and physically, still employed but no longer paid

No support network near me as the work friends turned out to be just work colleagues, my father has a heart condition so cannot take the risk of coming to see me, my only brother who lives close by had a brain injury (hrdrocephalus) so also cannot take the chance, and the only income I can generate at the moment is sales on AVF and even that is very hard at times.

To put it mildly 2022 better be the year the lottery finally comes good.
Can't the DWP pay anything? If your time getting SSP is expired you may be able to claim ESA even though employed. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
 
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Tight Git

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Hi drapedindarkness,

So sorry to hear of your position, but there must be some local volunteer group that you could turn to for advice and temporary assistance.

I realise that it's embarrassing to have to ask for help, but when this is all over you could repay them by joining their group and helping others.

Best wishes,

TG.
 

DrapedInDarkness

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Can't the DWP pay anything? If your time getting SSP is expired you may be able to claim ESA even though employed. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Thanks very much, form filled out over the telephone, a very nice lady says I qualify 100% :thumbsup:

Hi drapedindarkness,

So sorry to hear of your position, but there must be some local volunteer group that you could turn to for advice and temporary assistance.

I realise that it's embarrassing to have to ask for help, but when this is all over you could repay them by joining their group and helping others.

Best wishes,

TG.

Not embarassing, I've helped others in the past and even received help from some awesome people on AVF, I've been homeless and living in a layby, I'm not embarassed to admit I've needed help at times, although I'll admit to a small level of depression that I've needed to do so again, thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it.
 

goingoingong

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Thanks very much, form filled out over the telephone, a very nice lady says I qualify 100% :thumbsup:



Not embarassing, I've helped others in the past and even received help from some awesome people on AVF, I've been homeless and living in a layby, I'm not embarassed to admit I've needed help at times, although I'll admit to a small level of depression that I've needed to do so again, thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it.
Glad it was useful.
Don't forget to also look into claiming for mortgage or rent assistance and council tax rebate.
Hopefully the 'very nice lady' mentioned that to you.

You may still be able to claim for warm home discount (£140 knocked off the fuel bill) depending on your energy supplier. Warm Home Discount Scheme although claims are usually made in the autumn of the previous year (i.e. claim in 2020 for 2021 payout).
 

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