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To pay November and Decembers rent

by Kiora in Stevenage, England, United Kingdom

I have never done anything like this before and hope you don’t think badly of me, but I am so worried. I am unable to pay my rent.

I lost my job in September and have been applying frantically ever since with no luck.

I went onto Universal Credit and was able to pay October with a loan from them.

I have asked my landlord to use the 1 months rent you pay up front for November but he’s not happy about it.

I have changed and updated my cv, I’ve walked miles dropping my cv off to shops but they all want it emailed so that has been a waste of time.

Universal Credit are only going to pay me in the region of £400 because I have a company pension that pays £350 a month (from which I pay all my bills and leaves me £95 for food etc for the month) and they are also taking £75 as repayment for the loan, they take that off my amount.

I am in debt to my daughter who helps as much as she can and for whom I am extremely grateful, so I can’t ask her.

I don’t know what else to say apart from the fact that the worry is never out of my head and is giving me headaches.

I have to say I feel very low asking like this because I am a very proud woman but I can promise you that any opportunity I have in the future to pay forward I will.

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