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Pensioners without food

A couple which have applied for pension credit, have had their benefits affected negatively since they were granted leave to stay back in July.  They are still awaiting the outcome of the pension credit claim and have been without any income since July.  They have had two grants from their local authority and food parcels from the local food bank, but their gas and electric bills are mounting up and the lack of any income is having a devastating impact on them both.  We agreed to send them £100 to help them out.  Hopefully the Pension Service will be able to sort the issues out quickly for them.

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Mother of 21 year old in debt

Our clients asked if we would consider funding a DRO (debt relief order) application fee for a single mother, with a 21 year old son.  He is at College, but not in receipt of any income whatsoever.  She is only in receipt of £73.10 per week Job Seekers Allowance.  She is drowning in debt, which come to almost £15,000, not all of it credit card debt, it is rent arrears due to the government introduction of the bedroom tax, plus utilities arrears, as her £73.10 a week do not come even close to covering her day to day living costs, let alone catch up with any debts.  The DRO will allow her to have a fresh slate and try to plan for the future, without the constant worry of debt collectors.

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