Hillymum- can you ask the social worker to audit your application? Unless you've had a major increase in income you should still receive benefits?
Are you receiving LIHEAP for the electric bill? Its a small credit given to low income families. You need to apply with your power company. Summers are my high power useage months because of all the A/C. I refuse to turn the heat on in the winter. When/if it gets cold we just wear a sweater/socks to bed.
I really hope this is the last hot month. We've had rain and some cooler days (90's) LOL so maybe one day that a/c will finally shut off.
My son is eating me out of house and home. He is a total bottomless pit. He just turned 11, the next 7 (10) years are going to kill me. I'm so glad he is healthy and no longer such a skinny little thing but my gosh, the kid inhales food like nothing I've seen before. I definately didn't get this memo when he was born!
With 3 boys I am terrified what feeding them will cost in a few years. Hopefully by then we will be in a better situation.
Thanks for the reminder about LIHEAP I applied June 1st and never heard back. I called a month ago and they had my app but were so overloaded they hadn't processed it. I've still not gotten anything. I think a trip to their office is next since my bill was due today and I can't pay it. Crap