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  1. Thanks Starbright, I knew there was some catch...

    Thanks Starbright, I knew there was some catch here, and this makes perfect sense, it'll lay blame on the claimant/recipient as being the problem and not the fact of the meagre amounts paid or...
  2. IPSOS MORI questionnaire for those on benefits?

    Did anyone else receive a questionnaire on how they're managing financially whilst receiving benefits? I got one through the post the other day.
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    I honestly doubt it, not just for the selfishness...

    I honestly doubt it, not just for the selfishness of certain people who don't care, but the government will now remove sick pay for those who are positive, and there's a lot of people who otherwise...
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    Thanks so much for this.

    Thanks so much for this.
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    Is there somewhere that calculates what you'll...

    Is there somewhere that calculates what you'll get if you move over?

    Also, if you don't have a passport or driving license, is there any way to verify your ID online?
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    Thanks guys. I kind of feel kind of silly and...

    Thanks guys.

    I kind of feel kind of silly and pathetic to try to access those befriending services, I know so many do, but I feel so embarrassed. I suppose I could volunteer for the AgeUK one.
    ...
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    Really struggling with loneliness

    I don't really know what I want really from this post, and I don't see a way out of it, but I'm really lonely right now and isolated.

    I have a very small family, my mother and grandmother and...
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    I know my aunt, she was on benefits and she would...

    I know my aunt, she was on benefits and she would withdraw money and give it to her sister to keep for her funeral.

    I'm not sure if it's 100% legit, but she put away quite a few grand for it
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    Wow, that's a wonderful honeymoon, it's long been...

    Wow, that's a wonderful honeymoon, it's long been my dream to tour Italy, it's all so beautiful.

    Clearly her step father is all the father she needs. You really picked a good one there, he sounds...
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    That sounds just wonderful. So glad you got such...

    That sounds just wonderful. So glad you got such a lovely day all of you and she had everything she wanted from the day.


    By rights he was the one who should have been giving her away but she was...
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    Your history still stands. If your condition...

    Your history still stands.

    If your condition hasn't changed, put in a supporting letter your specialist had already given you, I have one from years ago as my situation hasn't changed at all.

    I...
  12. Thread: Seething!

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    This is something I think about often. The...

    This is something I think about often.

    The receptionists know all of our personal details about our claims as they open the letters. They also don't have to obey an oath of privacy, so they are...
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    What a complete moron. He clearly does not...

    What a complete moron.

    He clearly does not know the meaning of discrimination. It is not discrimination to treat the disabled in the way they are entitled to be treated. He could have used...
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    Possible good news. However, I was more than a...

    Possible good news.

    However, I was more than a little worried when I read the article though as it says it's part of their plan to get a million more disabled people in work. That rings alarm...
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    Thanks for this. There is also a phone scam we...

    Thanks for this.

    There is also a phone scam we had recently, like the ones where they try to tell you your sky box needs insurance etc, but this time they said we owed the local authority a lot of...
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    I understand exactly what you're talking about,...

    I understand exactly what you're talking about, people assuming.

    However the form is a general form, if you have no problems with your arms, you are still asked if you can raise your arms up above...
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    I don't see what's so frustrating, it's a...

    I don't see what's so frustrating, it's a question, there are much worse they ask us.

    What's the difference in saying no, it doesn't affect me, it's like saying you're OK to use the shower on your...
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    I don't see the need for two forms, you may not...

    I don't see the need for two forms, you may not suffer from mental health problems due to your physical ones, but the numbers that do are overwhelming. I belong to a few groups due to the conditions...
  19. Thread: Done It !!

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    I've never heard of wish, do they charge import...

    I've never heard of wish, do they charge import fees on delivery to the UK?
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    Thank you, I have thought about it, but they are...

    Thank you, I have thought about it, but they are too heavy, I try to take the smallest of bags and amount in it, because the more I carry, the more pain I'll be in. I know some are as light as a bag...
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    A really big problem for me on days out is lack...

    A really big problem for me on days out is lack of seating everywhere.

    I'm not in a wheelchair and hope to remain so, so to do that I actually need to walk, but when I'm out everywhere has gotten...
  22. Thread: Done It !!

    by birdwatcher
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    I see what you mean, if it's toiletries, then...

    I see what you mean, if it's toiletries, then yeah, they'll be fine. I don't think of them really, because of allergies I don't get any for Christmas, and I also don't give them really.

    I'm sure...
  23. Thread: Done It !!

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    Each to their own, but I never really see the...

    Each to their own, but I never really see the point of buying Christmas presents a year in advance, I remember you did it last year too.

    But when you get it so early, things can go out of style or...
  24. No, you're alright, I'd sign one in the reverse,...

    No, you're alright, I'd sign one in the reverse, to stay in the EU.

    This moment in history will be marked as one of the worst decisions we ever made, especially from the poor and disabled, being...
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    Which would all be well, if they did not hand the...

    Which would all be well, if they did not hand the rich billions in cutting corporation tax, and also if the sanctions they impliment didn't actually cost them more then they were making back.

    Look...
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