Monday 10th October 2016 – I Phone DWP, re: Income Support (3rd Claim), To Check On Progress

I’ve phoned the Department for Work & Pensions to check on the progress of my new Income Support claim (3rd claim). I waited for 12 minutes for my call to be answered, by “J” at Gloucester Benefits Centre. I explained how I’ve received a letter from Birmingham City Council’s Rent Service on Saturday 8th October 2016, threatening repossession, as I’m in rent arrears since Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit were suspended. “J” will contact the Benefits Processing Centre (New Claims), they open at 9am, tell them my circumstances, & hopefully they’ll speed things up. Someone should call me back between 9am and 12 noon.

[Total time on phone 22 minutes]

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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