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    IF YOU RECIEVE BENEFITS.........

    Then it may be worth giving your gas and electric supplier a call.

    I was just speaking to Southern Electric (who do my gas and electric) and because I am in reciept of Income support (he didn't ask about my disability benefits but I'm sure I read on one of their junk mail insert things that this also applies for customers on disability benefits) they are going to send me out a form to complete and when they get it back, they will set up your account so that you get 20% off your bills.

    It's worth calling up your supplier if you are recieving benefits and seeing if they offer something similar

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    cheers will let u no who i get on

    yet another thing helping the people on benefits. i was on benefits so dont think im having a go, but its no wonder people fiddle benefits or dont bother to work at relationships these days. my other half earns a fair wage but have travel expenses that government dont take into consideration so we get no help, cept ten pounds a week child tax credit. we were better of when we lived apart and i was on benefits. not judging you, as i obv have no idea as to your circumstances but there are people out there that refuse to work, make excusess purely cos the money that they get from government.

    help the people that have worked hard for there families. my other half worked his way up a company to a nice respectable job and has ended up worse of that my friends other half in a low paying job. the systems all wrong

    Most suppliers offer 'social' tariif's for the elderly, those on benefits and those classed 'at risk' - I'm suprised more people don't know...

    It's the elderly I feel sorry for, they're the most unlkely to be trawling the net - you've done a good deed and passed it on though, lets hope others do...

    EDIT : I should point out it's not done at the good of their hearts though - more a preventative measure in case someone dies of hypothermia.

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    please look into the tariffs before changing over too

    british gas social tariff is dearer on the elctric than the click 5 tariff, gas is cheaper on the oscial tariff compared to click 6, also where you get the 1st so many unots at tier 1 and the rest at tier 2 on the essentuals tariff you pay loads more at tier 1 (example, clcik 6 1st 256 units at tier 1 rest at tier 2, essentuals tariff 1st 2000 units at tier 1 and rest at tier 2) this is just an example, figures not accurate

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    yet another thing helping the people on benefits. i was on benefits so … yet another thing helping the people on benefits. i was on benefits so dont think im having a go, but its no wonder people fiddle benefits or dont bother to work at relationships these days. my other half earns a fair wage but have travel expenses that government dont take into consideration so we get no help, cept ten pounds a week child tax credit. we were better of when we lived apart and i was on benefits. not judging you, as i obv have no idea as to your circumstances but there are people out there that refuse to work, make excusess purely cos the money that they get from government. help the people that have worked hard for there families. my other half worked his way up a company to a nice respectable job and has ended up worse of that my friends other half in a low paying job. the systems all wrong



    I agree with you, it is made far too easy for people that don't have to be on benefits to remain on them and continue to get handed everything whilst people that work hard seem to struggle more. Unfortunately making my relationship work with my kids father was not an option due to the verbal and mental abuse I was subject to multiple times a day, and as well as having a disability myself, I also have a 3 year old with autism which means getting back to work isn't an option at present.

    I know you weren't implying that all benefit claimants are lazy layabouts, don't worry, but I just thought I'd point this out for those on here that are genuinely unable to work as every little helps and all that.

    I work as support worker for young families, and its true about the discount, most suppliers have a scheme for those with very low incomes(living in fuel poverty). There is also a scheme with water companies, united utilities will match every pound you pay towards your bill depending on your income, benefits etc.

    Hmm..interesting. Too bad I have to work. D:
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