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    Budgeting Loan deduction now sorted out. As I...

    Budgeting Loan deduction now sorted out.

    As I had anticipated I got a letter today from DWP Debt Management about the outstanding Budgeting Loan repayment.

    They just said what was still owing,...
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    You can see it happening daily in the news. ...

    You can see it happening daily in the news.

    The emphasis is gradually shifting to less on hospitalisations and deaths from covid , and much more to on how people having to self-isolate after a...
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    Just an update on the Budgeting Loan query. My...

    Just an update on the Budgeting Loan query.

    My WC has confirmed that deductions don't automatically transfer over, and that ESA will probably send it to 'Debt Management' for action.

    So I'll...
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    Your first step should be to talk to your Housing...

    Your first step should be to talk to your Housing Associations welfare team.

    What is your issue with getting in and out of the bath?
    Is it balance, or not being able to step high enough, or...
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    A letter about Council Tax Relief has now arrived...

    A letter about Council Tax Relief has now arrived through the post.

    As expected I still don't have to pay any council tax.

    It was a bit confusing at first because there are 2 letters in the...
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    I've now had the following put on my UC journal...

    I've now had the following put on my UC journal about the "Confirm previous earnings from work" to-do:
    Well duh, I already know that the DWPs wording is pants.

    I do like the "all correct from...
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    My first UC payment went in the bank today (and...

    My first UC payment went in the bank today (and the DD for rent went straight out).

    No problems all as expected.

    All the other DDs I've set up don't start till next month so that's a bit of an...
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    I got my statement for my first payment today. ...

    I got my statement for my first payment today.

    All is correct and exactly as I had calculated it, (no problem at all with paying the LCW Element which could have been the tricky because not all...
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    Have another word with the school, writing a...

    Have another word with the school, writing a letter will usually get a better reply.

    Schools are entirely used to young pupils wearing nappies and pull ups, they probably weren't clueless but just...
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    My first UC real stupidity has arrived. I have...

    My first UC real stupidity has arrived.

    I have today been given a To-do on my UC account- "Confirm previous earnings from work" Due by Tuesday 28 December 2021.

    Interestingly looking on the...
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    You would know if the power went off overnight,...

    You would know if the power went off overnight, your digital clocks and timers would need resetting.
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    New covid test. - Joke video 49 seconds, quite...

    New covid test. - Joke video 49 seconds, quite amusing. (may stutter a bit, just play it again).
    https://brandnewtube.com/watch/new-covid-test-could-just-save-your-life_1e43qVDvpm87ovH.html
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    I found out why I couldn't book a Wednedsay...

    I found out why I couldn't book a Wednedsay appointment.
    They are doing Pfizer and AZ on alternate days, as I'd had AZ for the 2 main ones I had to have a pfizer booster.

    I guess that they are...
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    I've now had my Claimant Commitment meeting at...

    I've now had my Claimant Commitment meeting at the Jobcentre, I know that some will be wondering about what that meeting is like for when they have to have one.

    This should be about typical for...
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    Well at least someone is on the ball. It's six...

    Well at least someone is on the ball.

    It's six months since my last jab and I just had a text from the place where I had it inviting me to book a booster.
    Quick visit to the personalised weblink...
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    I'm making no comments about unzipping dresses - ...

    I'm making no comments about unzipping dresses - except that when it needs to happen you find a way.
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    Another longer stick with a nail/hook in the side...

    Another longer stick with a nail/hook in the side for pushing?

    Eg. A 3 foot length of wooden brush handle, or a bit thinner, with a bent nail in the end may not look elegant but should do the job....
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    Can you simply put a keyring, or a loop of cord,...

    Can you simply put a keyring, or a loop of cord, through the zipper thingymabob and then use puller to push it down?
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    A small success, in response to the note I...

    A small success,

    in response to the note I put on my journal they have moved my CC appointment again to a more reasonable time of 10:45 next Wednesday.
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    And now the situation/difficulty with getting...

    And now the situation/difficulty with getting Booster Jabs starts to make more sense: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59486165


    So while pushing everyone eligible to get a booster they were closing...
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    Give it a few days (weeks?) for them to actually...

    Give it a few days (weeks?) for them to actually do something other than making 'grab the headlines' press statements.
    Talk is easy, actions take time.

    (Cynical, who me?)
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    Sounds like a transformer problem and they are...

    Sounds like a transformer problem and they are running it at reduced power until they can fix it properly.
    Which as you say will probably mean it going off again.

    The one at my last place has had...
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    Being honest they can bog off until they get...

    Being honest they can bog off until they get their act together.

    If it's important then I will put myself out to do it.
    When it's a government 'That would be a good idea' I'm less inclined.
    ...
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    Sounds like a local problem then. The flat I...

    Sounds like a local problem then.

    The flat I used to live in would often lose power, 4 or 5 times each winter, along with the 5 or 10 adjoining properties.
    Across the rosd was still on.

    It...
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    Sounds like you need your wiring checked over. ...

    Sounds like you need your wiring checked over.

    If you are renting the landlord has to get that done that every 5 years.
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