Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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northeast84
northeast84 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi so I applied for a budget loan 2 weeks ago. Heard nothing  so applied again. Now I’ve had a text to say they need more time and I’ll hear back by 19th December. Is the delay because I’ve applied twice. I’m panicking 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Potentially yes but we can only guess what the reason is. However, i don't think applying again was the answer because there could be backlogs which is why it could be taking so long.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • northeast84
    northeast84 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    I just. Ouldbt recall if I got the immediate text confirmation they normally send so redid it, I should have rang up really. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Couldn't you look back at your text messages?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • northeast84
    northeast84 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    I have severe ocd and have a wierd phobia of keeping messages of any kind for more than 2 days ( extremely wierd I know) feel like I’m my fone isn’t clogged with junk my mind isn’t x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thinking about it more i don't think it would affect anything, they would just decline the 2nd claim.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • northeast84
    northeast84 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    This is what I thought but when I rang she said the system found an error which I presumed was the 2nd form.  And had been passed to an actual person to review x
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds really frustrating @northeast84. Hopefully, being passed to an actual person to review will be helpful.

    How are you feeling about everything at the moment? I hope things are well but please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you  :)
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