Do your university have an emergancy funds thing? Mine has an access to learning grant you can apply for once a year and you send in your bank statements and they can grant you money straight away, I got £1700 last year when I couldn’t make rent.
I’m in my final year so I asked and I won’t get anything.
I am really panicking, Of course I got the news when Daddy is in class, so I am crying and really freaking out.
And your DLA got cancelled?
You can appeal the decision and get a medical examination at your house where they go through all your different disabilities and find out how it affects you. Even if you’re only eligible for the lower rate, it’s still something.
There’s also ESA but that’s more of a long shot.
But if either of those come through you can apply for Housing benefit, or even if they don’t grant you money but accept that you’re disabled and you have sick notes you can apply anyway which would help your rent situation.
That sucks that they won’t help you because you’re in your final year, surely that’s when you need most support! If you can, try find someone at uni in the accessibility office and explain tot hem how dire the situation is right now. They can usually liase with finance to see if anything can be done to help. They also could write letters for you to support your case for other things, or go with you to the bank and complain about the overdraft being taken away. I assume you have DSA? With the mentor from that, mine has been absolutley golden and I wouldn’t be still at uni without her, so use all the support you can get.
I’m so sorry, I’ve been (and am in really) a similar situation and it’s the most stressful thing. You will be okay and make it through, despite how desperate it seems - you just need one finance option to come through fot you and it will help. I’m here if you need help with any of it. <3
Then I just, come on…