Tag Archives: welfare

Preparing for homelessness #wrb #welfare

Believe it or not, I try to write my blogs when I’m not in an emotive state. I like to let the information soak in properly, analyse it, then write constructively about it. True, I don’t always spell-check or proof-read, but I’m at least calm when I write. On top of that, I’ve given up worrying about my personal circumstances. These last few months have been such a struggle that I’m starting to think I can get through anything.

However, just when I think things can’t get any worse, the government pushes me further and further towards the edge. Continue reading

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Benefit fraud? I can only assume it’s easier than the honesty route…

You know, it pains me to say this, but I actually understand benefit cheats now. The system is designed to screw you up so badly that I don’t blame them for lying. My desire to be 100% honest and transparent from the start of my claim seems to have been my downfall.

It’s just over a month since I opened my claim, and I’m yet to receive a single penny. My rent is late and I am getting deeper into debt with every passing day. Continue reading

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Rehumanisation and the Job Centre

Because I like to think I’m a fair person, I thought it only right to type a quick blog following my latest visit to the Job Centre. Sadly, it makes nowhere near as interesting reading as my last blog, but I feel I should add it in the name of balance. Continue reading

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