Work Capability Assessment

I went to Stepping Forward today to complete the Work Capability Assessment form. It's the final hurdle I need to pass before I feel I can breathe a sigh of relief, since being deemed not capable of working is essential for me to maintain receiving Universal Credit (incl. rent payments) without being forced to look … Continue reading Work Capability Assessment

A New Court Date And Another Viewing

I've been struggling a lot lately with OCD and motivation. It's been a while since I was able to get beyond the basic tasks in a day and do extra things I wanted to do. Developments: My Salvation Army support person is changing. This is a good thing as although the previous one meant well, … Continue reading A New Court Date And Another Viewing

Unhouseable

"Ohh we've got flatsWe'll get him in one!" Did you mention it has to be ground floor? "I'll let them know", Offered a viewing'Ground floor' flatLooked it up on streetviewEntryway all full of stepsLooked to my rightMetres awayThe busy dual carriageway πŸ˜‚, Nope, sorry,I'm too disabled for that; "You've got your viewing today!Are you excited?", … Continue reading Unhouseable

Moment Of Reckoning/The DWP Kill People

The benefits advisor was amusingly torn between two conflicting emotions and interests,As he filled in Sarah of Stepping Forward about the treatment inflicted upon the nation's vulnerable by the Department of Work and Pensions; He recounted a recent example of somebody winning a case against the DWP, on some particular definition,And how, obviously,The DWP has … Continue reading Moment Of Reckoning/The DWP Kill People

The PIP Tribunal Is Coming…

I finally have a date for the tribunal to appeal the decision on my application for Personal Independence Payment πŸ‘€ (1st February). The stakes are high. Success would mean: I would be eligible for a higher rate of housing allowance from the council which would mean that Launchpad could house me in my own place.I … Continue reading The PIP Tribunal Is Coming…

“So What Have You Been Doing To Look For Work?”

My benefits advisor has been keen for several months for me to get Universal Credit to put me through another Work Capability Assessment, since he's worried that they'll randomly stop accepting my Dr's fit notes and stop the payments (based on his experience in the field!). The idea of them stopping payments is absurd, as … Continue reading “So What Have You Been Doing To Look For Work?”