News items from the latest 'Benefits and Work' newsletter. They may be of interest to anyone on ESA, PIP:
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I am in a process of applying for Personal Independence Payment.
I also might be eligible for Employment and Support Allowance. I am in work but really struggling there.
I am wondering, it is worth to subscribe for Benefits and Work Claimants and carers subscription plan?
Do they have information that is not available elsewhere for free? Can I find the same information elsewhere online for free?
Would the website be helpful if I am claiming because of autism related issues?
How good is their forum? Do they send from e-mail notifications?
I’ve subscribed, I’ve had a quick look over their info and it looks very good. I won’t read it in any more detail until the time comes that I need to. I’m currently in receipt of universal credit but my work coach assured me they would do an assessment on me soon so when I get word of that, then I’ll read the info so I’m prepared.
I have been sick several times. Mostly, when the manager became demanding.
I felt so good and happy finally to be alone. I even cannot describe. I almost want to cry.
The problem with me is that I am really shy and quiet. I always try to avoid conflicts. I am not forceful in my approach and in getting my needs met.
I know that my life is precious and this is not how I want to live. I am trying to find a way out of this misery I experience somehow. I just do not know how to do it.
My life is not about the money. I just want to be happy. I want to keep my budget in balance.
I am now trying to drop the masks I wear. This is difficult as I have to go against what others expect from me and say ''No''. I am unhappy that I have to say No but at the same time I am happy that I do not have to do something I do not want to do.
You are brave. I wish I would be that brave. I feel that I am slowly going in that direction. It just takes time.
It does sound like you are unwell at the minute. As well as contacting NAS I also suggest you speak to your GP about your difficulties to see what support you can access, such as a fit note.
I spent two years in an awful work situation that made me really ill. I am now out of that now and have a supportive manager, which has made the world of difference. Have you thought about changing employment to something that's more suited to your needs? For example, I can't work with a demanding manager and need one who is happy for me to work independently.
I am trying to find something else. I also want to work independently and from home. But job interviews are really horrible experiences for me. I am extremely anxious. The best I can do - Yes and No answers. I cannot explain anything and say something meaningful. Just say words and I think they do not sound like normal sentences to other people.
I am now in an open plan office which is a nightmare. There is even radio.
There are tons of opportunities to work from home on line. It depends what you want to do. Do you simply want to make a decent income, if so, that’s one route to take. Or do you want to do something more meaningful to you. If so, start brainstorming ideas of what you enjoy doing. Without any thought of what you’re going to do with this information or what it will look like, start noticing, as you go about your life, what kind of things you enjoy and write them down. Or maybe you already know what you would like to do?
BlueRay said:There are tons of opportunities to work from home on line. It depends what you want to do. Do you simply want to make a decent income, if so, that’s one route to take. Or do you want to do something more meaningful to you.
I would prefer something more meaning to me but at the moment I would be more than happy with a decent income. I am so tired to be around people every day and in open plan office. It is like torture to me. I am so tired. I just want to be alone.
It is amazing that you are writing that there are tons of opportunities to work from home on line. I do not see them. Where are they?
I think I already know what I would like to do.
I like computers. I enjoy working with computers.
I am confident with Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (word processing skills and able to develop and use excel spreadsheets, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business and Visio).
I like to work with databases and spreadsheets.
I have got a very strong interest in data analysis, IT, mathematics, data security and compliance. I am especially interested in cyber security and defense.