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Hello. has anyone experience of this situation?
Hi, my 2nd post here but the first one didnt appear, ie when i said hello on joining. So hello again! I am currently having a lot of stress and wonder if anyone esle has went through this. Advice appreciated. I have really struggled for last 2 years, with all sorts of problems and have recieved working tax credits of £48 per week, which allowed me to work around my various health issues. This got really difficult in summer and I had xray on my knee showing i had severe arthritis, as one problem. Other knee close behind. I was referrred to consultant in view of having knee op. Paperwork lost in post and in fact did not get to see consultant til a few weeks ago. At same time that appt. came through, I had a letter fron wtc telling me I did not earn enough money to equate to the minumum wage so I had to send in all of my accounts. Found out yesterday they have decided they are happy I worked the hours, but that i do not qualify as earnings are not high enough so as of 22 Feb no more WTC. In th einterim period, I have seen consultant and knee replacement op is scheduled for march 21, ( I had notified WTC that i had sick note) I now have to pay over £2000 back to WTC due to them changing the rules ie minumum wage.Anyway, in the meantime, yesterday, before i recieved notification that WTC had been refuted, I had enquired online regarding ESA and PIP, for on going stuff non knee related, and had told them I also recieved WTC. I now have to phone today to tell them that no longer applies. My worry- how do I survive this month with not a penny to my name? I am signed off with severe stress and depression, and in order to have achance of recieving help from ESA I need to stay signed off. I am not fit to work as I have other problems and in constant pain with joints and spine, it hurts immensely to sit ( coccxy bent towards opine) to stand or walk, ( arthritis bon eon bone) I have nimbness in hands and arms up to shoulders, and nmy hands involantarliy go into claw shapes, sleep apnea, plantar fascilitis, I have a ruptured disc in lumbar region which has never healed and leaks so always in some level of pain from it. I have severely dry eyes and the beginning of malicular degeneration. And I have the depression and anxiety issues. I cannot drive to busy places, and busses are a agonizing nightkmaer for me I am happy to work aaround my sissues, but the thought of Jobseekers trying to make me take uany job are filling me with dread as I know I wont be able to do that, I am liable to fall asleep and not get to interviews etc,I am at wits end as I am due to finally apply for state pension in November of this year, which I missed both times they changed the dates, by 3 months each time. My whole wish for last several years has been to survive to get the state pension, and now I think i wont make it. Does anyone know what els eis available to help me through these last months? I look healthy due to outdoor life, but inside I am falling apaprt. Oh, also I have hashimotos Thyroid desease which gives me mental fog as well as all of the other ascoisiated symtoms. I am truly at my wits end as to what to do. Currently stuck in a hamlet with no transport, no car as my car insurance will bounce today due to no WTC. Ditto electirc bill. Car MOT due next week so basically I am in a real mess. All advice gratefully recieved.