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ESA hasn't gone in

zahid74zahid74 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I normally get my ESA paid every two weeks on a Friday so this week it falls on good friday but my money hasn't gone in .I havent had no letter or anything' so what do I do cause I suffer from severe mental health problems  and how am I going to live without food 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @zahid74    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this.

    Please may I suggest see if the Benefit arrives tomorrow or later.

    I had the same many times and to reassure you the money was paid in.

    Also please if you suffering from mental health issues have you got any support . Spoken to your team, if you are suffering or any problems.

    Should be a crisis team you could call or text.

    Over Holidays be some staff you can call.  On standby any issues or problems.

    If you do not have a mental health worker or support.

    Please consider the following mental health charities.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

    https://www.mind.org.uk

    https://www.rethink.org

    All offer floating support welfare benefit advice.

    Please if you thinking you have no food right now see what you have stores fridge and freezer plan a menu or make a stocklist, to make meals from.

    Can help with ideas and suggestions.

    I can give you following links useful in a crisis.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk.

    https://www.redcross.org.uk

    Please if you have any questions please ask.

    Please take care and safe.

    @thespiceman






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  • zahid74zahid74 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your reply and I just don't understand why they suddenly  the payment has not gone in and I cant get in touch with them till Tuesday at the earliest as for food wise I have nothing left at all but I guess I will string it out on a empty stomach next few days

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @zahid74    Please may I suggest that you contact the listed organisations .

    Offer to help here. No one should be going hungry. Please can I ask do you have any one to give you any food, friends or neighbours.

    Also double check need to add payments being a holiday sometimes are delayed.

    Another one to talk to being the Trussell Trust.

    Deal with food banks although might be worth contacting.

    https://www.trusselltrust.org

    Please I am sorry if your experiencing problems. Wish I could do more.

    I know a struggle for every one, might be worth just hanging on payments if there is a problem paying in, could be later .

    I am going to tag team here @Adrian_Scope   @Chloe_Scope can we do anything here to help this new member.

    Thank you.

    Please if I can help further please ask.

    Please take care and safe.

    @thespiceman


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zahid74, really sorry to hear this happened! I just wanted to check in to see how things are at the moment.
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @zahid74 how is everything going? I’m Emma, one of the Community Champions, please let me know if I can help you with anything. The community is a wonderful bunch and we’re all here should you need us.
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zahid74 and welcome to the Community.  How are you doing?  I hope you have managed to get your payment and to get some food.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and if you need any help/support then please just let us know.  We are all here to support you on the forum.  All the best.  :smile:
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