Kylie

@kylie

active 1 week, 3 days ago
  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Yes you are being silly! If you love the place then snap it up and make it your home. Nothing is “too good” or “too posh” for you (I don’t just mean you, I mean each of us). If you genuinely like something and can afford it then have it.

    No idea re council tax, sorry

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    It’s awful! I think I’m reasonably intelligent, but just finding the right thing to apply for was confusing. Not helped by office workers who were as clueless as me! Couldn’t verify my ID, so had to book an appointment to go in and show them my driving license. Then I get another appointment to chat about my options! Because combining the two,…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    How on earth do you claim benefits? Decided I would have to bite the bullet, and make a claim. Cash has run out, and I have bills to pay. What a nightmare! It’s taken me 3hrs to find the correct benefit, umpteen phone calls to useless desk jockeys, and a fair amount of swearing and tears.
    Have finally got the correct form online, and filled it in…[Read more]

    • Don’t struggle. Go straight to the job centre and they’ll help you.

    • Sadly the system is designed to be as difficult as possible imo I think the idea is to put as many people off as possible. What people never talk about, when discussing those who they perceive as claiming everything under the sun, is the amount of unclaimed benefit left in the system. This, in my experience, is because they make the system of…[Read more]

    • Citizens Advice are the best ones to help you. I sympathise with you OP. Although I have never claimed myself, I volunteer in my local food bank and the majority of people who come in say the reason they’re in is due to benefit problems. If a form is filled in wrong, or an appointment missed (even if the person was in intensive care) the benefits…[Read more]

      • I help out at Food Bank too. AND (a while back) considered becoming a Cits Advice “voluntary adviser” (i.e. unpaid!!) – the commitment they were expecting, one full day or two half days, was IMO way too much commitment to be fair for a volunteer, and the training was 10 weeks where you had to be prepared to commit to two half days either training…[Read more]

    • If it make you feel better..or not when I was only working a few hours a week due to illness (all I could manage) I claimed ESA.. the work i was doing got approved etc etc then a year later they decided It wasnt approved and I should pay all the money back I had received for a year!

      The stress and all the tears after receiving very threatening…[Read more]

    • Definitely go to CAB, they have paid for advisers to help, or its worth calling the Benefits Advice Team in the Council. Don’t struggle on alone, you will probably have a terrible time!

    • I’m amazed that people like my neighbour, who have so little intelligence can do so well out of the benefit system!
      A friend claimed housing benefit and not only did they make it impossible to navigate the forms etc, when she did go to the housing officer for help, they filled out the dates wrongly for her and she now has a huge overpayment to r…[Read more]

    • Ah yes, the benefit system. I have 2 opinions, 1 is that those who know how to work the system and make it work for them, are those that see benefit as an acceptable way of life. Opinion 2 is that they make it so complicated, those of us who hope we never have to use it, but occasionally fall on difficult times (which is what I thought the system…[Read more]

      • It’s awful! I think I’m reasonably intelligent, but just finding the right thing to apply for was confusing. Not helped by office workers who were as clueless as me! Couldn’t verify my ID, so had to book an appointment to go in and show them my driving license. Then I get another appointment to chat about my options! Because combining the two,…[Read more]

  • Kylie posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    I used to work with a lady who kept very quiet about being a witch. We were working alone one day when the other staff hadn’t turned in and the subject came up. She seemed very knowledgeable but warned me its not the sort of thing to mess around with. She knew how to cast spells and had taken part in witches sabbots.

    I once read a really good…[Read more]