Friday 24th November 2017 – HMCTS/ASC Inform Me Over The Phone That I’ve Got An Income Support Tribunal Listed For Monday 27th November 2017 – This Is The First I’ve Heard! (I.S. 4th)

This afternoon, “PK” rang me from HMCTS/ASC (Administrative Support Centre), to confirm whether I’ll be attending my Income Support (4th Claim) Tribunal on Monday 27th November 2017.  Horrified, I said this is the first I’ve heard!  I haven’t received any letter, email or phone call informing me that it had been listed this coming Monday. They’re supposed to give me a minimum of 14 days notice. He said they’d sent a letter out to me on the 8th of November 2017, which I confirmed I’d never received. I told “PK” that if I had received the letter, I would have already asked for an adjournment, as I’ve had to focus nearly all my energies on the 2 x Judicial Review Applications for 2 x Child Benefit Appeals (all with zero legal assistance).

We had a lengthy conversation. I said that I’ve got 5 x CSA Tribunals listed in December 2017, that I’ve done no preparation for yet. I’m so overwhelmed with paperwork, appeals, complaints, adhering to my claimant commitment etc…..

Following this conversation, I sent an email to HMCTS, requesting an adjournment/stay, as I haven’t received their letter (supposedly sent on 8th Nov 2017), so I haven’t been given 14 days notice. Also, I’ve been having to prioritise other appeals.

I am forever complaining to HMCTS, HMRC, the CSA, DWP, that their letters to me sometimes take more than a week to reach me, if at all. They use bulk printing, and sometimes different carriers, in addition to Royal Mail. A false economy, as so often letters arrive too late, (or not at all).

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to deal with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've kept paper records of most of my interactions with the DWP, HMRC 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. The piss-poor postal services that HMCTS, HMRC, 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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