Applicant has difficulty as her DLA has stopped and she has been turned down for the replacement PIP. She has spoken with her named CPN and the Welfare Support Office at the Housing Association. It will take several weeks to sort out; meantime she is £80 in arrears with rent and has £20 utility arrears also. She has a small job cleaning at the local Catholic Church; she would like other work, this is difficult due to mental illness including schizophrenia, depression, panic attacks/anxiety.
This lady has had a number of health problems which have meant she can't work and has got into debt. She has tried to claim benefits but these have been delayed. As a result she penniless, is being fed by our Foodbank and is facing eviction. She is being supported in her claim by our specialist CAB Advisor but resolving the problems takes time. She is at her wits end and very down. Your help would provide her some hope.
D, a single mother with two teenage sons, both with learning difficulties, was made homeless because of rent arrears and offered temporary accommodation, but will have to move again soon. Her benefits are in confusion as her younger son refused to go to school so his benefits were stopped. Although he has now gone back to school, D has benefit arrears owing her so she is struggling with the cost of the move and other expenses. Her current benefits barely cover the familly's food and heating.