Okay.. This is a difficult one and I suppose strange. I need serious advise please, cannot sleep worrying about my situation and any advise would be much appreciated.
Where to start. My contract came to an end last year and I became unemployed, I had to sign on and I received job seekers benefit. I have car finance and various other debt and bills that €188 simply did not cover. I have and I still am looking for work but needless to say it has been incredibly difficult. Anyhow four weeks ago I received a letter from the social welfare asking me to fill out a form and that they were changing me over to job seekers allowance. I went to my local social welfare office and left forms in, a few days later I was asked to bring in, proof I was looking for work, a 3 month bank statement etc.
The girl dealing with my case saw I was getting money into my bank account and asked me if I was working I said no that it was something personal and after a few days my payment was stopped pending investigation.
Now... Here goes.... Because I couldn't pay my bills and needed to continue paying my car payments I started to sell my used underwear online to men who have a used panty fetish. I use a website strictly for that and I accept payment through paypal. Now I have good weeks and bad weeks but on average I'd say I get around an extra €350 a month which pays my car and insurance. I am not getting any extras and all I have to do is wear the knickers, take a picture of my butt in them and send to the buyer who orders them.
Anyway, I went back to the social welfare and I explained all of this to one of the supervisors and was honest about where the money was coming from. I'm not sure if she believed but I could prove it quite easily. My money is still stopped and she said I'd receive a decision out during the week.
Just want to know if anyone would know where I stand. I know it is a different type of situation and odd but honestly I really don't know what to do. It's not like I'm making a fortune or anything.
Thank you in advance.