Category Archives: Benefits

5 months down the line

I have finally got my PIP assessment, its 1st July, no idea how it is going to go, tbh I dont really want to think about it, but I am going to have to do some work on it this … Continue reading

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No, thats fine I can eat air

In April, its a new tax year in the UK (might be the rest of the world as well) this means things change such as tax credits benefit, which is based on how much earn throughout the year, along with … Continue reading

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I won?

I got through to the DWP about my PIP again today, there systems has been updated, so they told me what I was entitiled to, the backpay and how long it is going to last. Firstly, let me say, no … Continue reading

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I think I have figured out how to help.

As someone with mental health problems, I do my best to avoid triggers and try and do what I can to get myself into a good mental space to continue to improve, so I can get a job, get back … Continue reading

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Well this is frustrating

It was roughly 35 weeks ago, I had the assessment for my PIP. Today I have money hit my account from them. I have no idea what it is for, I don’t think its the back payment, because if so … Continue reading

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That was tough

I finally managed to get onto my PIP tribunal, but god it was tough. They hadn’t sent me the link, so I had to phone as soon as I got in from taking Monkey, then by 12 they still hadn’t … Continue reading

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I hope its just me

I have my PIP tribunal on Wednesday at 2pm, its a video link one, so I can do it from my bed. This solved a lot of problems for me, including getting my partner to take the day off and … Continue reading

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Lets get real, a serious post

For those that are unaware, we are classed as low earners, especially recently when my PIP stopped, so money is tight for us, but we can afford the odd treat, so its not as bad as it has been. But … Continue reading

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Here we go again

I have gotten my PIP (disability) benefit assessment through, its a week Friday, I really need to prepare for it, so I am writing a crib sheet. I really hate these assessments, but its got to be done. On the … Continue reading

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grrrr bloody benefits

Today for the first time I logged onto my rental account, hands up, first of all I haven’t done it since November, but since I knew my rent was going out of my bank account, I wasn’t too fussed at … Continue reading

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