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Hi, my name is cuddles!

cuddles Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hope everyone has a good day .


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,941 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cuddles
    Welcome to the community! Would you mind telling us a bit about yourself? Thank you and hope you have a lovely day too :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @cuddles   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    We are a supportive, friendly community. Care and share.

    Lots of new friends, advice, information.

    Ask the community anything some one will be able to answer.

    Please take care

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cuddles and a very warm welcome to the community! Please let me know if there is anything that we can do :)

  • cuddles
    cuddles Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi l am 60yrs old just got married for the first time in June this year.
    I suffer depression,anxiety and panic attacks. 
    Just had PIP assessment waiting on result.
    I am a diabetic type 2 injecting twice a day ,have chronic back pain.
    Since getting married l have lost benefits hubby works 24hrs and they have stopped my esa and then gave me it back with deductions. Don't get housing benefit or council tax  l am sitting wondering how l am going to pay my bills and eat so l am stressed out my head.
    Been to Citizens Advice this morning they say because hubby done some extra hrs is why we are getting nothing .
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cuddles and thank you for taking the time to share this with us all. I am sorry to hear about you loosing the benefits. Did Citizens Advice offer any other support?

  • cuddles
    cuddles Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi Chloe they have all my finances hopefully in had.
    We are not entitled to working tax credits because hubby doesn't work 30 odd hrs he only dose 24th ,
    He lost his PIP tribunal they are going to do that for him and that is about that .
    I have someone who is dealing with my debt that l can't afford now .x
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @cuddles, thanks for sharing this with us! It's great that you've found some support. :)
  • cuddles
    cuddles Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi everyone l went to get my money from ESA to find there was none l phoned them up and the lady was very nice,  she tried to put a payment in my bank unfortunately she couldn't she passed my information to my benefit centre and said she would let then know it needed to put it through they would contact me in within 3 hrs still waiting .
    The lady said it could be because l have overpayment not a happy bunny 😥😥😥😥😡😡😡😡
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Aw no @cuddles! I am so sorry to hear this! I really hope they are able to sort this soon!

  • cuddles
    cuddles Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi got good news this morning l have got PIP enhance for both so pleased that will help a lot x
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @cuddles,

    That's wonderful news. Congratulations! :)


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