Just looking for any tips and some solidarity with anyone looking at going back to work after bereavement.
It will be four months on the 6th since mum passed away. I was sole carer on carers allowance. I’ve had all the bereavement run off support from the gov and was advised to apply for ESA (unfit for work.)
I’ve had my appt today and the money I will be recieve is over half LESS than what I was on on carers allowance. A large part of this reason is because under 25s automatically get paid a lot lower on the new Universal Credit system (insert words about how awful UC is here…)
This means I need to work to make ends meet despite the fact I’m not ready to.
Anyone been through this? I feel like I’m being punished for being bereaved. It’s not my fault that I’ve been left on my own.
Any tips for money that can be saved or anything I’ve missed!