Yet SO many HAs still claim to be ‘Charitable’ HOW??
The current UK housing crisis of under supply is due to housing associations choosing not to build. The pesky official facts prove the point beyond any doubt. Since 1970 housing associations have b…
Source: UK housebuilding – Chronic Failure of Housing Associations
As the excellent @Rachael_Swindon blog has pointed out this evening, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to abolish child poverty, the Tories have admitted that they intend to abolish the Child…
Source: Tories abolish #ChildPovertyUnit to hide the ONE target they’ve hit – and hugely exceeded
Both ‘Official’ and Social Media are buzzing this morning with the above news – at last those of us who are chronically ill will no longer have to perpetually be tested for our ESA. This is very welcome news but…until I know exactly what ‘Chronically Ill’ constitutes, what illnesses and diseases (as reported on the 8.00 am news) make up the list, I will refrain from using 3 hours energy getting excited.
Before anyone accuses me of being negative, I encourage you to think back to the claims we heard under IDS – remember more claimants are receiving maximum, unconditional disability benefit payments, and The Government recognise that some people will not be able to work, or prepare for work, because of a disability. Those people will receive unconditional support; just two of many.
So the sooner the we know precisely what “the criteria” is and who the “health professionals” responsible for deciding the content the better. I for one will await the speech of Damien Green on Tuesday pm, with caution
I might be pleasantly surprised??
Recent experience leads me to ask the question what does is PIP – Personal Independence Payment OR Permanently Irritation Persecution?
In February I wrote about how following the DWP rules resulted in my health deteriorating, since then it has been one thing after another. The report from Capita following this assessment was dire, therefore it was back into the Mandatory Reconsideration process once again, and duly into the request for Tribunal.
I duly received my date for tribunal on May 26th and whilst preparing myself to attend at 10.00 am that morning I had a call from the court telling me the panel had adjourned the event as they wanted further information from my GP. This stunned me and I was left dealing with the vast amount of adrenalin coursing through my body, but I tried to focus on how this delay might well be a positive thing.
In regular circumstances I should have heard nothing more until the information had been accessed and the new date set; however this is the DWP we’re dealing with. Last Saturday (and I’m becoming convinced all of these letters are posted to arrive at the weekend), I received a letter from Capita stating as a result of my recent application for PIP I needed to arrange an assessment!! Yesterday whilst I was at my mums, my partner phoned the DWP and eventually was told this new assessment had been requested by the tribunal; he also called Capita who arranged for the assessment to be next Monday 13/6/16 .
Today I received a form from the tribunal requesting my permission for them to contact my GP, so I called them to ask about the assessment request; only to be informed by the court they had not, nor could they, request another assessment!
I immediately phoned the DWP and after repeating the information to told my partner, was informed by this call centre person (Colin) they could not understand why he’d been told this, and as far as Colin could see a new case (claim) had been opened on 25/5/16 and this was the reason for the assessment?! After informing Colin of my Capita appointment he agreed to email the case manager for an urgent call back.
This is just another episode in the ongoing saga of my PIP claim; this causes me to question if the competence levels of the DWP are diminishing ever lower or is PIP merely another way for those in Government to further persecute the sickest members of society? What I do know is this seemingly endless torment is seriously screwing me up.
Please READ and share this vitally important post from https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/request-for-evidence-pip-mobility-criterion.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson requests that anyone who can walk less then 50 metres and who has lost their PIP, please get in touch with her: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE –Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 4, there was a debate in the House of Lords about discussions with Disability Rights UK and the Disability Benefits Consortium on identifying a mobility criterion in the Personal Independenc…
Source: Request For Evidence – PIP: Mobility Criterion