Benefits rant, excuse me.
I’m not at home so have limited access to a PC so I’m not on my emails. I am having a breakdown today because all my benefits are fucked.
Income support have fucked up my claim, and don’t believe I live at home. They clearly used Royal Mail’s postcode finder when I gave them my change of address, WHICH WAS JUST BLOODY NEXT DOOR. The address is a commercial property which has been returning my mail. My benefits have been suspended. I have no money. Housing benefit have lost my documentation and are paying me £85 a week less than they should, so I don’t have enough rent and because Income Support have suspended me, I’m going to lose my entitlement. I’m not in London right now and they don’t believe I live there. I can’t even begin to sort this out til Monday, and even then it’s nearly unsortable. They apparently don’t have my tenancy agreement even. I sorted this out two months ago, and they have lost everything. I don’t know where my receipts are so I can’t prove anything. I have no rent, no money and I’m with my friend and not in London. Because I couldn’t get to the Jobcentre this week they think I’m committing fraud and don’t live there. And housing benefit say I owe them £600 I don’t fucking have. I save most of my benefits for emergencies like getting home when people die which they keep doing but it isn’t much to save. I am totally responsible with money and I’m still screwed.
I am sitting in my friend’s house a few hundred miles away crying my eyes out. I have been sorting this out for months. I’m going to be short by over £300 on my rent at best, I hate having to rely on this system in the first place. I have no money to live on and I’m freaking out.
EDIT: Have explained to benefits people, who are being unhelpful. My reaction is a bit kneejerk, but this has been going on for months, all just because I had to move next door because they were gutting my flat. My CPN Jo is telling me not to panic and is going to try and talk to them, although they might not talk to her. I’m just a bit at my wit’s end with these people.
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