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    Re: Met Sir Edward Davey, MP.

    Thank you.

    She was someone I knew before, but not that well. I'm sure you know what I mean if I say that if I had told her to get lost I'd still have had to face the bathroom mirror...

    And I'm not sure you can be friends when the power imbalance is as great as it is currently. After the dust has settled, then, hopefully, we will be friends.

    chuckle. Thankfully there is no attraction there. Either way.
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    Well, still no sign of any money, though Employment Support seem to be saying they will pay something, sometime. The latest development appears to be that while both Employment Support and Jobseekers agree she is owed money for the time they have been messing up her claim (I'm just talking backdated, not compensation) both are saying it is the other who owes.


    Yesterday she spent the whole morning on hold (literally - I could hear the hold music since she had it on speakerphone so she could at least do some other things) and getting put through to the wrong department (ie buck passing). Eventually at 1:37 she was told there was nothing the person she was speaking to could do but she had arranged for the right people to call her and it would be in the next 3 hours absolutely definitely for sure certainly, the time being noted by all and phone numbers checked. 4:37 came and went and no sign of these mystery people. The lack of surprise here was truly stunning in its beige blandness.

    The sort of problem this has created is that now she has no money for car insurance and I have no off-street parking. All parking round here is on a 3 hour limit 8:30am to 6 pm. Because they cancelled her Mobility Allowance as well somewhere in all this (the letter was sent to her old address) she has no free parking until her application as a resident here goes through. So she must illegally move her car every three hours or face a fine each time. We are less than 5 mins walk from the Traffic Warden office. They are like hawks and have already got her once.

    edit: She's practically in tears at he prospect of dealing with it again today and her feet are playing up. Going to try to get a doctor's appointment - she's really struggling to cope at present.
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    There has been progress - she is now getting ESA at about £40/week and I think Housing are paying something. She's had some emails from Sir Edward explaining what is going on and he is moving on to look at housing. This is still far from satisfactory but a lot better than things were.


    As can be imagined she is a lot calmer and more able to deal with things as well.
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    Unbelievable. It seems that the last payment of ESA is now overdue and no sign. The payment is not £40 a week as I said above, it's about £90 a fortnight so she's had a single payment and now...nothing. There's apparently a possibility they might have sent it to another bank account but honestly it feels like it's back on the merry-go-round from hell.

    It seems my lodger is not the only one in this situation. I wonder how many people are on the streets because of it? Ian Duncan-Smith's work.
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    Quite a lot actually.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ent...6?guccounter=1

    Your tenant would be one of them were you not her landlord she would be homeless by now most landlords cannot afford to carry someone not paying their rent.

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    I can't. If everything was sorted out now, it would take me a while to get back to 0.
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    Most people are within three months of not being able to pay their rent or mortgage losing a job, being downsized or long-term illness and losing benefits can lead to homelessness so easily for so many people.

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    I was hoping to get up to the Borders for a recce this summer...


    Hey ho. At least the vibration isn't too bad at the moment. The rpm, or frequency, or whatever it is has gone up to levels where it has less physical effect on me. The hum element of it has got louder correspondingly, but isn't as bad to live with.

    edit: chuckle. And if I'm looking at moving there long term, February isn't a bad time to visit. See it at it's worst...the real down side is that I do want to be getting on with this. If doing it, the sooner the better.

    Oh, and when my lodger got in touch with the ESA after the usual 2hrs on hold what she was told indicated that nothing done or said since March had registered on their system. They still thought she was getting a pension and were deducting for it, and somehow hadn't paid anyway. The payment, with deduction because they can't do anything about that if she wants the money now, was promised. hohoho.


    This has been forwarded to Sir Edward.


    And I suppose yes, I can afford it in the sense that I can run at a loss for a while but it is not a long term sustainable situation and basically my spending is essentials only.
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    Re: Met Sir Edward Davey, MP.

    Where in the borders are you thinking of?

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    Hawick, Kelso, round there was my initial aiming point. The idea of the first visit is literally reconnaissance and that seems a good base.
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