Life’s hard enough as it is. Whether you’re living from paycheck to paycheck or paying off debts for your past sins, it’s difficult keeping a track of all your financial problems while also trying to live a healthy life and keep yourself sane. Unless you’re blessed with a well-paying job and financial freedom, you could probably do with an injection of cash to help tip the scales in your favour. Sadly, this opportunity doesn’t come very often and, don’t worry, this article isn’t going to convince you to take out a loan with a high interest rate.
What this article will show you are several ways that you can get money that you are entitled to. Apart from simply claiming benefits and asking for time off work, there are other ways to get a little boost of cash that you could be the helping hand you need.
Money from an old injury
When people are injured at work or in public, they usually shrug it off and walk away with a few broken bones, some bruising or maybe just a few scratches. They think nothing of it, pay the doctor, get some bandages or medication and then walk away. What many people don’t realise is that, depending on the situation, you could contact a personal injury attorney and actually get some money for your troubles. If not for compensation, then you could at least offset the costs of your medical bills to help you save some money. You actually have roughly three years to make the claim, so if possible, try and procure some information about the incident and speak to an attorney to see what options you have.
Old antiques and electronics
If you’ve been handed down some old antiques or hardware that you don’t have a use for, then you could be entitled to a lot of money by simply selling them on eBay or a specialised auction site. By hiring a certified appraiser, you could get a rough estimate on how much you could get for your old antiques or electronics. If you’re lucky, you might have a rare and ancient piece of technology sitting in your basement just waiting to be sold for cash to a happy collector.
A lot of companies have policies that allow workers to take paid time off their jobs for any reason. These policies vary from workplace to workplace, but they can usually be found in the terms and conditions that you signed before accepting your position. However, you could just ask your human resources department and ask them what options you have for paid time off work.
Depending on where you live, you are probably entitled to certain benefits that could help you pay your taxes, rent, or even give you support for working at a low-income job. These vary depending on your location and it’s a good idea to speak to the local authorities or council in order to get a rough idea of what you can be entitled to. Alternatively, check online to see what kind of benefits you could be receiving for your current situation. Keep in mind that benefit fraud is something that could bring you down, so try not to lie about your situation and be honest.
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