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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....................

Friday 14th September 2018 – I Have Just Received Post From HMCTS – Envelope Had NOT Been Sealed!

I have just received an item of post from HMCTS . The envelope had not been sealed!  It is either through luck, or diligent postal workers, that the paperwork was still in the envelope.  This isn’t the first time.  I … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11th September 2018 – It Took 5 Days For Letter From Birmingham City Council To Be Delivered!

I had to go out this morning, bright and early. I got back home at precisely 12:49pm.  As I opened the front door, I could see that the postman had been. I opened the letter from Birmingham City Council, which … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd September 2018 – I Do 2 x Civil Service Judgement Tests Today, I Perform Better Than 76% of Others, For Both Tests

I took 2 x Civil Service Judgements Tests today, one after the other, for two different job applications. I performed better than 76% of others who’ve taken the tests, for both applications.

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Thursday 9th August 2018 – Travelling Long Distance For Job Interview, Whilst Menstruating (JSA 3)

I genuinely didn’t know whether or not to attempt today’s journey.  I’ve been very gradually starting my period over the last few days, but am not medium to heavy yet.  I base each decision on my most recent trip to … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th July 2018 – I Perform Better Than 76% of Other People Who’ve Taken The Civil Service Judgement Test

I’ve just done yet another  Civil Service Judgement Test, for yet another job I’ve applied for.  I performed better than 76% of others who’ve taken this test.  Despite feeling more switched on today, than when I took the CSJT for a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th July 2018 – I Phone Birmingham City Council’s Benefits Service on 0121 464 7000, I’m Told There Is NO TIME LIMIT For Them To Process My Housing Benefit Appeal!

So I’ll continue to receive only 50 pence in Housing Benefit per week, until they’re inclined to process my Appeal!  Council Tax Benefit is also affected, there is NO TIME LIMIT for them to process my Appeal! Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th July 2018 – I Perform Better than 99% of Others on Verbal Reasoning Test, & Better Than 92% of Others for Civil Service Judgement Test

I did 2 x online tests today, for one job application. First, I took the Civil Service Verbal Reasoning Test, and was pleased to perform better than 99% of others who’d taken that test. Then, I took the Civil Service … Continue reading

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