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    Question I need financial assistance to buy a washing machine ?

    Hi all

    I am a disabled man with several serious health issues receiving DLA Highest rate and Mobility Highest rate my problem is that my washing Machine and Tumble dryer have both packed up at the same time and I can barley afford to replace the tumble dryer myself let alone the more expensive washing machine I check freecycle.org regularly but always miss out I hate asking for financial help but I have no choice so my question is where can I turn for assistance I do not receive any other form of income except housing and council tax benefit.

    thank you in advance.

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    Can I ask why you don't receive ESA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivb View Post
    Can I ask why you don't receive ESA?
    my apologies I forgot I receive esa

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    My daughter recieved a one off payment to help with things when she moved to independance, just can't remember where it came from but I know I have mentioned it (with name) on here in the past.
    I'm sure someone will know if not I will go through the paper work tomorrow
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    Am thinking it was the Independant Living Fund
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    Found paper work - it says 'Social Fund'
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    Many thanks ill take a look

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    The DWP refused me a crisis loan for a washing machine even though I told them I have Crohn's and I didn't qualify for a budgeting loan as I was claiming ESA contribution based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    The DWP refused me a crisis loan for a washing machine even though I told them I have Crohn's and I didn't qualify for a budgeting loan as I was claiming ESA contribution based.
    Hi Gus have you tried the crohn's and colitis uk website they have personal grants that you can apply for to help with things like washing machines haven't tried myself as my partner works so doubtful they would help me but worth a try if you need the help xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by acheron View Post
    Hi Gus have you tried the crohn's and colitis uk website they have personal grants that you can apply for to help with things like washing machines haven't tried myself as my partner works so doubtful they would help me but worth a try if you need the help xx
    Thanks acheron I am a member of the NACC I didn't try them because their funds are so limited.I borrowed some money from a family member to get a washing machine.

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