Tag Archives: housing benefit

Sleep, depression, anxiety and general bullshit

I have had a few posts recently which explains that I am having a tough time with my council. Let me try and explain. In December they suspended my Housing Benefit, this is something that helps pay for my rent. … Continue reading

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If I hear

“Well you need to put the appeal in writing” one more time, I am setting fire to the first council building I see.   Right onto plan B I suppose.

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Fucking, bastard council

I will try and go into more detail about what is going on, but I am fairly certain my council is trying to send me completely nuts. I think they have been underpaying my housing benefit since January. I need … Continue reading

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A follow on

Before Christmas, I had had my housing benefit suspended and it was on going with my PIP (disability) I thought I had finally sorted my housing benefit and did get a payment in the new year, but it was a … Continue reading

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Just a few problems I have run into recently

When I first started this blog in October 2014, I was first starting out my journey of trying to understand what was happening to my mental health, while trying to work my way through the complicated benefit system. I must … Continue reading

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And so the saga continues

I tried to be positive about the whole council suspending my housing benefit, and getting the council tax letter at the weekend, gave me hope that maybe, just maybe it was coming to an end. I got the letter from … Continue reading

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Drugs day 17, 18 and 19 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

After Thursday’s adventures, I stayed home on Friday. I am not sure whether its habit or what, but I don’t think a fire would of gotten me to leave the house. So it was a quiet day. Saturday, now that … Continue reading

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This is getting beyond a joke

Just to give you a rundown of the past year with regards to benefits, which while I am grateful to have, are horrible to be on and the hoops you have to jump through are stupid. Nov: received a letter … Continue reading

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Just stupid

I have mentioned my problems with my council and housing benefits a few times, recently, here, here and here I rang them last friday and spoke to a lovely man, who let slip that they source the decision out to someone … Continue reading

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Benefits its not a fun life

I find that people tend to judge when you say you are not working, the immediate assumption you are taking the piss on benefits. I find a lot of it is based on channel 5 and their lovely benefit series, … Continue reading

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