Thursday 8th September 2016 – I Make New Claim For ESA (6th Claim), on Phone for 114 Minutes!

If you’re not completely knackered before you dial the ESA claim line on 0800 055 6688, you probably will be by the end of the phone call.

If you can before hand, go to the loo, make a cuppa, and then try not to doze off as you’re waiting for someone to answer the bloody phone!

I waited for 35 minutes for a pleasant gentleman to answer my call at Paisley Service Centre. He reassured me that it was a free call from my landline phone, and that I wouldn’t be charged when I exceeded 60 minutes on the phone. I didn’t  want to hang up as I approached 60 minutes, as I’d already had to wait 35 minutes for the call to be answered in the first instance. I was asked to list all my problems, which I did to the best of my ability, trying to think of everything during this never-ending phone call……..

I didn’t get to write down much of what he said, I was shattered by the end of it, as I’d been on phone for 114 minutes (including 35 minutes waiting for call to be answered). I made a new claim for ESA (Employment & Support Allowance – 6th Claim). I’m self-certified for first week of new claim, but must provide new Medical Certificate for second week onwards.

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to deal with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears, and have pretty much lost any faith I ever had in the British Justice/Tribunals system. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've had numerous interactions with the DWP, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, for a variety of reasons. Over the last few years, I have endured a conveyor belt of shit decisions from HMCTS. The piss-poor postal services that HMCTS, HMRC, Birmingham City Council, the DWP, & CSA rely on (bulk printing and several different carriers), compound the ineptitude of these departments and agencies. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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