£425 HB (Overpaid housing benefit)
£100 JCP (Loan)
£47 (Catalogue debt)
£86 (Council tax)
£135 (Water Tax)
£210 (Rent Arrears)
Classed as "NOT BRITISH"
I am 29 years old and I live in england. I moved here 5 years ago and I am still unemployed. I have searched for work everyday since being here and have been unlawfully discrimitated against. I moved here from my birthplace in Belfast in Northern Ireland. The english here are racially discriminating against me because they say I am "NOT British" and therfore they are deliberately not allowing me and job's or benefit entitlement and when I do get the chance to work or claim they either concoct a story to block my claim or refuse me a job interview or deliberately falsify my documents.
RISK OF EVICTION.
I am faced with the requirement of paying a bill that I simply cannot afford and I am now being threatened with baliffs, court order and much more. I have fought against it using every possible way and still they will not listen to me.
I owe 425 pounds in "overpaid" housing benefit which the council in england say that I was not entitled to have but yet when I checked I was unemployed and not in reciept of benefit so therefore I was entitled to it. I have written to them multiple times and still they will not listen. Solicitors/lawyers well not even take my case or simply say they will fight it for me and they end up not taking any action whatsoever. Everytime I seek debt advice or help with this they keep giving me the "run around" and when they are questioned as to why they are doing this they simply don't answer me.
In regard to the local councils I have called many of them and been turned down flat for accommodation simply because they say "we cannot give you housing because you are NOT BRITISH" even though I show them proof of this. It really is beyond a joke. Again solicitors were informed and still haven't taken any action. The local MP has all my records and even that is no good. He hasn't taken no actions whatsoever.
JOBCENTRE PLUS and EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
I had been looking for work every single day since I arrived here in leeds and shown proof of this to the Morley job office. They assigned me an advisor called Rachel who at the beginning was a very polite and mannerly advisor. After a few months of signing on I noticed that my advisor started to develope a very unpleasant attitude towards me even taking it upon herself to label me as "Irish" and not British even though Northern Ireland is Part of the UK and it's citizens hold a British passport. As the the weeks went on I eventually got a job interview to which I gladly accepted. I went to an agency called "Brooke & Mae Employment" in Wakefield. I successfully passed the interview and got the job. I then told my partners brother about the opening and that I have the manager save a place for you. He went for the job and got it also. My partners brother is a local English man and was in desperate need of work as was I. On first day of thE job as we were about to set off for work I got a phone call from Brooke & Mae telling me that I wasn't needed, this didn't bother me as I presumed they didn't have enough work on for that week. Two weeks went passed and still I didn't recieve anymore phonecalls for work so I called Brooke & Mae to find out what was going on. They told me that my name wasn't on the system and that I had never been for an interview with Brooke & Mae. They then changed their story a few days later and said that it was my partner brother who had referred me and that he was the first to get the interview.....of course this was a lie.
Taking matters further I went to the company who I was supposed to be working for called, "Casselli LMTD". To my surprise they asked me why I had not turned up for work the same day as my partners brother. I knew then that Brooke & Mae had lied to me so i approached them and sure enough they had sacked the advisor who had discriminated against me nd because of this I had no case against them and it would be impossible to find the advisor who they sacked.
BACK TO JON CENTRE PLUS
Signed back on to benefits and continued to look for work while trying to find a solicitor/Lawyer who would take me case but to no avail. This time I decided to go self employed and get help in setting up my OWN business to help the local people of the United Kingdom. I was spending my days planning and calling courses to help me in ths aspect and struggling on my own to link up with charities and business entrapenurs that could help me do so. I was doing this while looking for work as well with an employer and noting it all down for my adisorder at the job center.
One day while I went to sign for my benefits my advisor Rachel had sanctioned me and told me it was because "Self employment isn't looking for work". I was sanctioned for 2 weeks pending investigation. I was then sanctioned a total of 5 times by Rachel for the same reason even though I had shown her proof of my searches for work. I informed the local MP of this and other government agencies like CAB (Citizens Advice) and they offered me no substantial advice on how to deal with it. I was sinking not alot of debt because of this illegal sanction.
I continured applying for jobs nonetheless and on a few more ocassions I was told I couldnt get a job with certain companies because I am NOT BRITISH.
I began to recieve debt recovery letters and much more for debt authorities and told them my situation but still it's not good enough.
I am now very ill with severe depression and anxiety because of this treatement. My doctor suggested I apply for ESA (EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE). I applied for this and I was granted it at 70 pounds per week. On my first payment day I went to collect it only to find that it had not been paid. I called the ESA and they told me that my claim had been blocked by Morley Job Centre Plus and I was able to have them tell me that the only one who authorised this was my Advisor, Rachel. I was also informed that it was Illegal for her to do this as she had no say in my ESA claim.
I was no longer with my partner as we split up due to the stress of everything but we still live in the same house as it's a joint tenancy. She works but I am still allowed something on benefit. The council assessed his way back in October 2015 and found that everything was kosher and they warded me my befit back and I had it backdated but for some reason Rachel had now got it blocked illegally.
No solicitor/Lawyer will take my case because they won't accept me as British. Also these government agencies are making me travel all the way outside leeds to get to benefit interview which they know that I cannot do because I have no money to do so.
This is definately a case of dicrimination but noeone will help me. So I am forced to ask the public for any help to pay my debts I will be eternally grateful for this. I hate having to ask but I have no choice.
If anyone will help please help.