Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday 30th September 2016 – Birmingham City Council’s Website Says I Don’t Need To Complete Change Of Circumstances Form, If Change Is DWP Related (I’m Waiting For Income Support 3rd Claim To Be Paid & Backdated)

As instructed in the “SUSPENDED BENEFIT” letter that I received from Birmingham City  Council on 20th Sept 2016, I visit their website to complete their change of circumstance form, as I still haven’t got any new DWP benefit in payment yet, … Continue reading

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Thursday 29th September 2016 – Again, As Promised, “P” From Lowestoft Contact Centre Phones Me (re: Income Support 3rd claim)

“P” calls me again from Lowestoft Contact Centre, & he confirms I’m entitled to Income Support (on the basis that I’m a “Party To Proceedings“)!  I asked for it to be backdated to 7th September 2016, as I was only … Continue reading

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Thursday 29th September 2016 – True To His Word, “P” From Lowestoft Contact Centre Phones Me (re: Income Support 3rd claim)

I do find it quite odd that when I (a claimant) try to make a new claim for Income Support, I am the one that has to explain the eligibility criteria to the DWP Contact Centre Staff! Continue reading

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Wednesday 28th September 2016 – I Start To Claim JSA (2nd Claim), But I’m Told I’m Entitled To Income Support (3rd Claim)

Still reeling from the shock that the DWP have refused my ESA Claim (6th claim) 10 days before the deadline for me to submit medical evidence, I phone 0800 055 6688 to make a claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance (2nd JSA claim). … Continue reading

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Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Worcester Benefit Centre REFUSE My New ESA Claim (6th ESA), BEFORE Deadline, & BEFORE They Receive Medical Evidence!

Clearly, it’s premature substandard decision-making like this that clogs up the Tribunals Service, & the DWP’s internal complaints process. Continue reading

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Tuesday 27th September 2016 – I Phone Rent Service To Update Them About My ESA (6th Claim)

As my local Council have already suspended my Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit, I phoned the Rent Service/Team to keep them up to date with how my ESA (Employment & Support Allowance – 6th Claim) is progressing. I told … Continue reading

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Tuesday 27th September 2016 – I Phone DWP/ESA To Say I Should Be Able To Provide Med Cert Soon (ESA 6th claim)

I rang the DWP/ESA, and waited 10 minutes for my call to be answered, by a lady at Sheffield Contact Centre. I said my GP spoke to DWP today, then phoned me, & is issuing me with 4 week Med Cert … Continue reading

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