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Benefits mess leaves bed-bound woman without money

It was brought to our attention that a lady who is chronically disabled, bed-bound and totally reliant on carers has had her benefits stopped.  It seems that the system at the DWP defaulted to an old, (over 14 years old) address, which caused a change of circumstances and triggering a new claim.  This means her Disability Living Allowance which was in payment has been stopped and she now has to apply for Personal Independence Payment instead.  It is going to take some time to get this mess sorted out, but in the meantime we were asked if we could help her with some money so that she can hopefully cope until then.  We agreed to send her £100.

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Lady had to quit her job to become a carer at home

We were asked to help a lady who has had to give up her job to become a carer in her home.  She is struggling to stay on top of all the bills but is finding it very hard as she simply does not have enough money coming into the house.  She is trying to work part-time to help out the financial situation at home, but it is not working too well.  She is now getting bailiffs calling at the house, and this is causing her extreme anxiety, and is making her depression much worse than it was before.  We agreed we would help her with this and arranged to have the money sent over so the application for the DRO could be made on her behalf.

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