Decision Maker “Mrs K” rang me from Handsworth Benefits Processing (DWP). I confirmed I’ve currently got no Tribunal dates listed before the 2nd of March 2017, but I’m constantly having to do all my own preparation & legal work for all of my many Tribunals. I said I attended Jobclub & Signed on, on 3rd Jan 2017 at Sutton Coldfield Jobcentre, where I’d then explained to “J” that I’d be unable to actively jobsearch or accept employment for a while, as I’m so overwhelmed & behind with paperwork, & I expect to be moving house too. But “J” wouldn’t allow me to reduce my claimant commitment to zero hours for a while, so I’d had to end my JSA (2nd claim).
“Mrs K” will look at my claim, & make a decision today. I said that on the government’s website it shows a long list of reasons as to why a person could be entitled to Income Support. At the bottom of that list, it states: this list isn’t exhaustive”. In other words, there might be reasons as to why a person might be entitled to I.S., which aren’t listed!
I asked “Mrs K” for a full paper copy if the I.S. Decision Maker’s Guide, & I.S. Regulations. She said they’re available in libraries. I said I hardly go out, & I couldn’t afford to photocopy them myself. She said the DWP will get back to me.