They Have Decided

I have finally 'won' and had a benefits decision go in my favour. The very language of 'winning' and 'losing' comes naturally throughout these processes yet is very telling and is very fucked. Of course, they weaselled out of the back-payment when I didn't even know that that was 'optional'. Thus the state suffers absolutely … Continue reading They Have Decided

Pitfalls And Costs Of Immobility

Two years…it's taken two years to get a front puncture on my scooter. I've been waiting for it so I have an opportunity to replace the tyre itself as well as the inner tube. These electric scooter inner tubes all have valves which are angled so that they're accessible from the side, since the wheels … Continue reading Pitfalls And Costs Of Immobility

Fight Response

Whenever the benefits advisor warns me that the Work Capability Assessment process might take agesβ€” e.g. getting the Jobcentre work coach to actually arrange one, then getting a form, then getting an assessment date, then finally getting a decisionβ€” I always respond that it's fine with me, and I don't mind, because it's 'extra time'. … Continue reading Fight Response

A Concerning Detail

I received a weird response from the benefits advisor after emailing him this week to double-check that he's still ok to come to the Work Capability Assessment next Tuesday morning. Considering the fact that he wasn't able to come to my first one back in February 2020 (which went against me), and his subsequent emphatic … Continue reading A Concerning Detail

Work Capability Assessment Again

Well the work capability assessment is happening soon. I got a letter with a date in December but the benefits advisor wasn't available for then, so I've rearranged it and waiting to hear from him whether he'll be able to make that one. It's been 33 months since the last one, and despite being deemed … Continue reading Work Capability Assessment Again