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Benefits making me maaadddd!

addy

addy

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Just need to get this off my chest. ARRRRGGGGGGGGG! :mad: Benefits are driving me nuts right now. All the forms have been sent back, sick notes winged there way as I've been told to do and still nothing. I've had one payment, about 55pounds, for the last 9 weeks. That's only 6 a week! How am I supposed to live off of 6 quid a week? The keep telling me they're processing my claim, waiting for sick notes that were sent weeks ago, and still nothing. Zip. Nada. I'd LOVE to work, I miss it so bloody much, but these bloody mood swings and associated crap just makes it impossible. I'm not trying to fleece the system, I've been told by doctors not to work, but 6 quid a week. How do I exist off that even?
 
yakuza

yakuza

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Addy

I had a similar problem some time ago,they told me the same thing so I went to the citizens advice and things speeded up.
 
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Dollit

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Addy I worked for Social Security and we always dealt quicker with the people that pestered us. Ring them often and/or turn up at the office. If they have problems with not getting sick notes ask for the dates of the ones they want and get duplicates from your GP, stress to your GP that it's an emergency. My GP would actually ring them for me and give them hassle, he actually got the bank of my back. Ring or visit CAB and ask them to intervene or the advocates at MIND. The DWP have a duty to process your claim within a fixed period of time and you have the right to complain to a manager if it's not.
 
dunglen

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i worked in a bank and it was the same there - people who were loud, aggressive, angry always got a seen more quickly as the manager wanted them off the premises as quickly as possible.
 
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Dollit

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That's it - you don't even have to be rude just a little pushy, often.
 
yakuza

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dwp

I was fortunate enough to have a supervisor take up my claim,He went out of his way to help me,even phoning me at 10pm and making sure he had everything covered.
Keep pushing them Addy,good luck :tea:
 
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