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Job Centre caused me more stress

Regular readers will know it is my intention to start my own business. It’s a bit secret squirrel as I have identified and untapped market that I want to build the business around. As with any benefit/allowance there are certain sections/processes you have to go through, be that on JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) or ESA […]

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Positive formality

I have been feeling really unwell for the past week. In bed nearly all day Sunday and most of Monday, felt a bit better Tuesday only to be struck down again on Wednesday. Had an upset stomach and been feeling sick, don’t know why but I have just increased two lots of pills to maximum […]

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The good news outweighs the bad

There has been a lot going on recently, some good but one really bad experience. Lets start with the bad news and get it over and done with:- Bad News Way back in July (23rd to be exact) I came off of JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) and applied for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) as […]

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Time to go it alone

I was up and at the Job Centre by nine o’clock this morning as I had an appointment with a personal adviser from TCHC (The Consultancy Home Counties). TCHC is a private company working for the Government to assist people facing Redundancy or Unemployed. For those, who like me, are Unemployed they offer funding and […]

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Employment & Support Allowance Stopped

Before I went away on holiday I had to go to Cambridge for my medical assessment as part of my renewal claim for ESA (Employment & Support Allowance). When I got home from Wales there was a letter waiting for me from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) dated the 3rd May, it told […]

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A rollercoaster month

My fourth month as an amputee and if the other month was the worst so far, last month was a total rollercoaster. Emotionally it was tough, very tough and in just one day I went from being on top of the world to flat on the floor, it would be nice if that’s going to […]

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Peugeot 5008 on order!

Three lots of good news in three days, outstanding! It all started on Thursday morning when the postman came and there was a brown envelope addressed to me. I knew straight away that it was from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) as it is very distinctive. I guessed that it would be the […]

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No car for a year!

Today I was on a high, we were off looking at a new car and my driving license turned up in the post, what timing. I wanted to get a Peugeot 3008 Crossover so armed with the wheelchair, dog cage and crutches we went over to check it all fitted in and I could get […]

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