whiskyinmind
06 February 2014 @ 02:42 pm
1 - I finally have it in writing that my landlord has committed to 'carry out appropriate repairs in a reasonable time' with regards fixing my (still) leaking roof.

2 - Spoke to the boss of the letting agency and he's negotiated a £75 reduction of my rent until this is all fixed.

3 - I went to my ATOS appeal yesterday.

4 - I... WON MY ATOS APPEAL YESTERDAY.

5 - I don't have to be reassessed by ATOS for another two years.

6 - I get a [livejournal.com profile] badfalcon next week.

7 - I get to go Nessie hunting with Cassie (and possibly Raintown) next week!

So basically? Things are looking pretty good today.

Of course the perfect flat fell through, and the only thing on the market right now in my price range is the one with the dealer up the stairs (he's not the problem, his customers are...) so I'm stuck in the hellhole for a little longer, but it can only be a matter of time, right?
 
 
Current Music: The Civil Wars - From This Valley
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
whiskyinmind
12 March 2011 @ 11:38 am
If you are renting from a private landlord (ie not your local council) and are getting LHA (Local Housing Allowance) to help towards your rent, you need to know about this.

From next month, the LHA amounts could be worked out on 30% of the average rental prices in your area as opposed to the current 50% calculation.

This means you may lose out on the money you get to help you pay your rent.
 
 
whiskyinmind
12 March 2011 @ 11:38 am
If you are renting from a private landlord (ie not your local council) and are getting LHA (Local Housing Allowance) to help towards your rent, you need to know about this.

From next month, the LHA amounts could be worked out on 30% of the average rental prices in your area as opposed to the current 50% calculation.

This means you may lose out on the money you get to help you pay your rent.
 
 
whiskyinmind
09 November 2009 @ 04:50 pm
ouch  
So I was walking up the road to the library, talking via my hands-free set on my mobile phone, and I fell.

For no reason (and thank goodness it wasn't an important call!). Tell me this isn't the start of my random clumsiness again? Falling and breaking my hand/wrist was the result of not being able to balance whilst standing on a stool and being very drunk. Falling while walking up the road? No reason.

And now my knee hurts. I've grazed my knee. Awesome.

Also? Why does the DWP hate me? My appeal for my ESA failed (mostly because I panicked at the thought and couldn't actually go - seriously, they take someone with extreme social anxiety and an inability to cope with new things and new people, and make them go into a court-like situation to explain that?! Seriously?) and I've had to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance. Only I got a letter this morning to say I haven't paid enough National Insurance and don't qualify. Bull. I've been working full time for over ten years and part time (and paying NI) for about five years before that. I have paid my stamp.

So now I have to appeal the whole thing again which'll take time and in the meantime I'm expected to live on no money. Just as well I actually do have some money thanks to my lawyer right now, but really? The DWP must hate me.
 
 
Current Music: matthre good band - born to kill
 
 
whiskyinmind
09 November 2009 @ 04:50 pm
ouch  
So I was walking up the road to the library, talking via my hands-free set on my mobile phone, and I fell.

For no reason (and thank goodness it wasn't an important call!). Tell me this isn't the start of my random clumsiness again? Falling and breaking my hand/wrist was the result of not being able to balance whilst standing on a stool and being very drunk. Falling while walking up the road? No reason.

And now my knee hurts. I've grazed my knee. Awesome.

Also? Why does the DWP hate me? My appeal for my ESA failed (mostly because I panicked at the thought and couldn't actually go - seriously, they take someone with extreme social anxiety and an inability to cope with new things and new people, and make them go into a court-like situation to explain that?! Seriously?) and I've had to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance. Only I got a letter this morning to say I haven't paid enough National Insurance and don't qualify. Bull. I've been working full time for over ten years and part time (and paying NI) for about five years before that. I have paid my stamp.

So now I have to appeal the whole thing again which'll take time and in the meantime I'm expected to live on no money. Just as well I actually do have some money thanks to my lawyer right now, but really? The DWP must hate me.
 
 
Current Music: matthre good band - born to kill