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About moaninglisa

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  1. Thanks. It doesn't seem right though that I only need a month's money to tide me over in the short term, but apparently I have to wait 6/7 weeks to get a first payment, by which time I'd be hopefully paid by my new job and wouldn't need it anyway? I can't believe I've understood it correct. What's a person supposed to do in the meantime? Life of crime? Shoplifting for food? Payday Loans to get in a cycle of debt forever? It just seems odd to me.
  2. Hey Spitfire, you certainly do seem to 'spit fire' but I'm afraid the DWP have a massive bucket of water that will pour all over your fire. Yes, I'm in 100% agreement that it's all unfair. But if you have a quick read of any online UK newspaper comment section (with the exception of the Guardian echo-chamber) you'll quickly realise that no-one really cares if you can't work or contribute to society in some way. My best advice to you is that old Chinese quote - "Before setting out on revenge you must first dig two graves". Really, put all your energy into getting a job.
  3. I've been reading around this forum before posting but I can't find an answer. I think I may be in an unusual position, so any advice specific to me would be great. I need to leave my job next week. Let's just leave it as a 'personality clash' (Manager is a , I'm not! lol) I've found a new job starting 1st November. Great! BUT, I went to the job centre on Friday and my area is trialing UC, and so the first payment I'd get is in 7 weeks from when I leave my job. Obviously I'll be working by then, but won't be paid till 1st December. I have no savings, but have pa
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