Last friday, when i went to get some money out of my bank account, I found it empty. I went to the jobcentre & used the phone there to call the DSS. They told me that my hardship payment won`t kick in until 9/12/13, meaning that what was in the gas & electric meter was all that I had for the weekend. The meters were already on emergency credit, & about to run out, & I had just 2 loaves of bread, some margarine, & marmite to eat until Monday. The gas ran out on friday, so no baths or showers all weekend, & the electric ran out on sunday morning, so no hot drinks until monday. It was my birthday on sunday, & I can`t remember a worse one! I switched off all the electric appliances to conserve it, so no tv, I just read when it was daylight, I listened to music on my Phone, which was fully charged. It was like victorian times. I just wonder how our ancestors stayed sane!