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DWP, are they taking the pee?

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misdee · 11/10/2005 08:12

i applied for help with travelling costs to see peter. its a sixty mile round trip, plus a weekly parking ticket of 10pound. they assumed i had asked for 300 pounds, i didnt actually put an amount in. but they have decided that 72.20p is enough to meet my needs. that barely covers petrol for 3 weeks. i put in for a 3month period. jeez. ah well, i guess its better than a kick in the teeth.

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LadyFioOfTipton · 11/10/2005 08:15

my mum used to get nothing towards travelling expenses when my sister was in and out of hospital. So at least you have something, even if it isnt much

misdee · 11/10/2005 21:28

i know i shouldnt moan, but its very well reported now that those with seriously ill family members sink into debt. if it wasnt for generous mnetters, we'd have been in a real finicial mess.

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QueenVictoria · 11/10/2005 21:31

Misdee, you really impress me. Hope that doesnt patronise you. I wish i could help you.

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