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“What do I do if I’ve been fired?”
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- If you have just been fired or dismissed and you have no secured future income there are a few steps that you should take immediately to reduce your stress both financially and emotionally. If you have no money in the bank, ring the bank and stop all automatic payments, if there is no money in the bank you could incur fees of up to $25 per payment going out, this is just more money that you don’t have.
- Contact the people that these payments go to and explain your situation.
- Contact your land lord and explain your situation.
- Book an appointment with your doctor if you are extremely distressed or have any symptoms such as; Difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, panic attacks etc…Please get a letter from your doctor explaining what you have visited him for, this will be added to your case file and will become part of your stress and distress claim.
- Contact and visit income support, the sooner that you register for unemployment benefit, the sooner you will be eligible for payment. If we achieve compensation we will usually settle under a tax free and tax exempt section of the act, this will not, in this case have any effect on your benefit.
- Cancel any unnecessary luxuries that will get you further into debt.
- Keep any and all evidence of attempts to look for work, loss of earnings can only be claimed (Unless you are unwell) if you have been actively looking for work.
- Contact friends or family for support to help get you through.
- Exercise even if you don’t feel like it, it will make you feel better and help you think clearly.
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