I am currently unemployed after losing my job earlier this year and it's starting to really affect me. I've been going through the worst episode of depression and anxiety I've ever faced, and it's taken it's toll. I've signed on at the job centre, but they won't pay me any benefits due to the fact my husband is earning!! Which is ridiculous enough, but I've also now been independently assessed for my capability to work, and they agree I cannot work right now, but still there is no benefit support. I don't understand how I can be incapable of work, but not eligible for financial benefits.
I am going to appeal the decision though, for once I'm standing up for myself and I'm going to fight. Although it's going to probably zap what energy I have 😪
The stress of no income really doesn't help with the negative mindset of being a burden. I'm lucky my husband is so supportive, but I have no independence, which I find very difficult. I feel the only thing I contribute right now is to this blog.
I do hope to be well enough to work sooner rather than later, but my future timeline is still unknown. It truly sucks and is triggering my anxiety left, right & centre!
- Any suggestions anyone?
- Have you experienced the same sort of difficulties?