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Disabled mother of four struggling financially

A disabled mum of four children is struggling to manage financially.  She is affected heavily by the benefit cap, having to find £400 a month to top up the cost of her rent.  She had her PIP claim refused last year and our agents are going to help her appeal this, or at least reclaim.  Her fridge is leaking and her vacuum is broken, and she does not have any money to have these repaired or replaced.  She has applied for a local council assistance scheme, but has been refused as they say they only focus now on care leavers or people that have come from a street homeless situation. We agreed to send her £120 to allow her to get these fixed or purchase reconditioned replacements.

Tags : Benefits Disability Poverty PIP BenefitCap

Single Mum in serious amounts of debt following benefit cap

Our agents approached us about a single mum of four dependent children.  They are assisting her to get her benefits sorted out, and unfortunately as a result of the benefit cap the benefits she was receiving have been seriously hit, resulting in her being in quite serious debt.  She is trying to resolve this, but with not enough money to go around she ends up "robbing Peter to pay Paul" to quote a phrase.  To apply for a debt relief order she needs to save £90, but as fast as she tries to something crops up and the money saved is needed for something else.  We agreed to send a cheque for £90 to support her debt relief order application.

Tags : Benefits BenefitCap SingleParentof4 NoMoney Debt DebtReliefOrders

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