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I got a disconnect notice from my utility co yesterday, it stated on there that if I have a health condition to notify them. I contacted my neurologists office and had them fax a letter. I was rudely told that this was only effective for 30 days...wth...I wish my condition only lasted 30 days.

Anyway, I went to my local action program for assistance in paying this electric bill...I don't know if they can help, the lady told me not to worry about it and that they would be sending me a letter and if they did pay some of it it would be posted today at the electric co.

I feel like such a loser can't afford to pay my own electric bill. I tried to pay it through out the year since January and my bill was 1100.00. They shut it off last month and I had to pay them $741.00 to get it turned back on. I had to pawn my diamond ring that my dad had made for all three of us girls and the diamond necklace...I can pick them up in August but still I feel so quilty but at least I didn't do a pdl that is one thing I am glad about.


First off, you are no loser! You are having financial problems due to a health issue! That in no way makes you a loser!

I am heartbroken for you that you had to pawn a ring you father had made for you! I imagine it was a very difficult thing for you to do!

I'm donating all the DebtCC points I currently have to you. Not much by a longshot, but I'm hoping it will help just a little. If I had any actual money to spare that I could send, I definitely would.

Keep your head up! We are all in this together and I'm sure something will come along at some point to give you some relief!

Sub: #1 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 03:47

FloridaRon FloridaRon

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Ladybug, you are not a loser!

FWIW, I have some close friends who are dealing with the same condition you have, so I know [generally] what it's like. I admire you. I do not believe I could handle it as well as you are.

Sub: #2 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 04:21

unclewulf unclewulf
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Ladybug, you are definitely not a loser. You may feel like it, but getting in a situation you cannot help does not make you a loser at all. I will pray for you, and hope you get the help you need. Just do what you can, that is all you can do. :)

Sub: #3 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 04:31

markofkane markofkane

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Ladybug, keep your chin up! You are doing the best you can!

Does your utility company have any programs for longer term disability (more than 30 days) or any low income programs that you may qualify for?

Sub: #4 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 05:26

alias1958 alias1958

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Ladybug, I have only been here a month but I have received so much support and help that I was able to rid myself of 5 PDL's in a very short time, I even received 4 refunds. Because of this I would like you to have my points. It's not much but every little bit helps. God Bless

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 06:20

bmblbe69 bmblbe69

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I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. :oops: ..I didn't expect anyone to donate any $ to me but I appreciate it :) . I will pay you all back in answer to your question alias...yes, my city does have a program for low-income individuals like myself which is called lincoln action program and I hope they will be able to help me I will know in a couple of days.:)

Thank you all again you guys are like my second internet family :hug:

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 06:57

ladybug ladybug

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lady, the Salvation Army will pay your utilities one time a year also, as will your local EOC program. I used the SA once for a $500 electric bill that my charming X left me with and they paid the whole thing. Everythings going to be fine, you'll see. Good people are taken care of.

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 07:00

bmblbe69 bmblbe69

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Ladybug, that's great, I do hope they can get you into that program! Great advice from bmblbe also!

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 07:05

alias1958 alias1958

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Yes, definitely follow up with those programs and ideas. Not really a Church-goer myself; however, if you attend a church regularly, sometimes the congregation will get together and help you out, if you let someone know what your situation is.

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 10:48

FloridaRon FloridaRon

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You are not a loser!!! Don't think that way. You are dealing with some problems, and thing happen that are beyond our control. It happens. Have faith that things are going to work out ok. We are here for you.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 18:17

2nband 2nband
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