It never rains but it pours

Today I was expecting a benefit payment (child tax credits) which I needed desperatly to pay rent and bills, I usually get £200 I got £18 and no one can explain why.

To be honest this was the straw that broke the camels back and I burst into tears when I was trying to sort it out, they still don’t know what has happened, nothing has changed, there is no reason as to why it has gone down. I have filled out form after form today, sent things, emailed people just to get this sorted.

It took me most the morning and it wasn’t resolved by the time I picked my son up, they couldn’t even tell me what I was getting next month either. So I have no idea what is going on.

I have always tried to look on the bright side of life, but losing yet more money from our benefits is just another blow and another way of looking like this government really do not give a shit.

I can completely see why people are committing suicide when losing their PIP or any benefit, if it hadn’t been for my family and friends bailing us out so many times, we would of gone under months ago. The only reason why I managed to hold on at all today was because I have a shrink appt, where I took most my anger and despair out and also chatted to C for most the day thinking of things I could do

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19 Responses to It never rains but it pours

  1. aisforanzal says:

    Hang in there
    I hope they sort it out 💙

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  2. Revenge of Eve says:

    I am sorry you are having such a difficult time. Our government is shit! By time I am able to receive social security, a tax I have paid every paycheck, every job, will be depleted. I doubt I could receive disability even if I were in full state of mental emergency. It is a crisis here in the States. And to add to it the stigma that comes along with receiving government aid is enough to drive someone to commit suicide. It’s horrible.

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  3. manyofus1980 says:

    damn! so sorry hun! this is bloody sucky! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  4. joyroses13 says:

    So very sorry!! It has to be so tough! Giant (((HUGS))))

    Liked by 1 person

  5. fakeflamenco says:

    Hope this has been resolved. Sounds awful! Did they think you were growing a money tree and didn’t need the cash? Keep your awesome sense of humor.

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