Can you help, please ?
A woman I know through a family member has been borowing money from myself and others, in order to be able to buy gas and electric, which she has to pay for beforehand.
Her situation from what I gather is that she was on benefits ( not sure what benefits ) a few years ago, and then came into an amount of money from a relative passing away. Unfortunately for her, she did not let the people who paid her benefits know that she had this money.
They found out by whatever means, and now obviously she has to pay back an amount ( not sure how much).
The bottom line is that she gets £62 per week now, only. And she has a daughter at school. There is just her and her daughter living in a council house.
She doesn't know that I am asking. I am asking because of her borrowing, and I feel sad for her and I want to be able to say to her, 'Look, I can give you some advice about money problems' etc.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation or can offer any good advice please ?
(I originally posted this on the wrong forum, but someone kindly explained to come to this one )
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