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While I am off sick recovering from my op, and on SSP, I can't afford the rent. So I have applied for housing ben. The whole application process has been like wading through treacle, and is severely spoon-depleting, but yesterday I thought I had it all sorted.

They've seen enough ID to know that I am who I am and Mat is who he is. They've had a letter from my landlord confirming all the tenancy details. They've seen my wage slips and Mat's wage slips. They've seen Proof of Holly and Child Benefit. They've seen my bank statement.

The one thing that they are missing that they want is something with Mat's National Insurance number on.

Housing ben is administered by the council.
Mat works for the council.
The council have Mat's NI number; they have to, to pay his wages.
For some reason they print it partially obscured on his wage slip, so they won't accept that as proof of his NI number.

WHY THE BLUE BUGGERY FUCK CAN THE HOUSING BEN DEPARTMENT NOT RING UP THE WAGES DEPARTMENT AND SAY is this Mat's NI number? It is? Oh, OK, thank you. WHY????

And I'm not even going to go into the saga of fail I have had from Virgin with my bloody phone. Suffice it to say I will likely be getting a new phone number soon.



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