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Anotherdayagain

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I have had my statutory sick pay stopped and now have to claim Universal credit for the first time ever. What a nightmare. The one thing in the world I hate ,more than anything else by far is PASSWORDS. I hate, hate hate them. I can never remember them and it is doing my head in big time. has anyone else had this problem? I have to claim online, the only way. I have to verify my identity by downloading a stupid Post Office app to my phone. I Never remember my apple ID and password etc. now it wont let me try again. My claim wont go through till Ive done it. Honestly its enough stress to take me back a few paces in my recovery. :low::cry::scared:
 
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Sorry to hear that.

This nasty Tory government are something else. Its all designed to screw people over I worry about universal Credit too although I'm on benefits right now but all benefits will be transferring to universal credit and I'm saving up money while I'll still can so that I can pay my rent if I need too and keep my flat in the space it takes to transfer... somebody said there is a waiting period of 2 months and that's designed so that people get into arrears and lose their homes so that they can then be bought by greedy scum. I'm not looking forward to 2019 at all and Labour says its barbaric and that Universal Credit should be scarped.
 
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if it includes downloading an app to your phone, i'd struggle, if thats required as proof of identity i'm finished, doubt i can claim on line, didn't know it was that technical, at that do i want them to have my mobile no and wonder if i'm in the pub or say theatre that they may phone and hold my location against me
 
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I can't stand smart phones I don't use them I'm a computer person myself so I could do some online but the post office app is out of the question and I hate putting my personal info over the internet especially bank details and with my mental health day center being at great risk of closing down in March 2019 I'm not going to get any help.
 
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spoke to my sister she says you have to verify your identity by giving details of a trusted company you deal with, theres a list whether i fit one, or you can give details at the goverment portal, guess she could do it for my brother she used to work for the goverment quite high up

looked it up you can give details at your interview, that has me shaking, how do i prove how schitzoprenia effects me to some work couch, required, the last shrink said i should be grateful i'm functioning on a high level for my illlness, also no representation and those doing the representation are going to be over worked

there is no requirement to download a app if thats any comfort, was thinking you'd be required to give location data for your claim and if you travel say 7 miles it'd be recorded against say mobility, incidentally i don't get mobility
 
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Its on my 'To Do' list on my online application and apparently I do have to do it beforethey complete my claim. Im looking at it againtomorrow. I've had enough for today. Thanks guys
 
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Its on my 'To Do' list on my online application and apparently I do have to do it beforethey complete my claim. Im looking at it againtomorrow. I've had enough for today. Thanks guys
isn't another route to proof of identity possible, your worrying me, at that completing your claim may be done when your called in for interview or you can phone them, so they say i know that may be for public consumption and the reality may be otherwise

the no of people needing representation, who like me have had our cases closed and the no doing the representing, another worry
 
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I'm sorry, I don't mean to worry you. There was a selection of companies to choose but I chose the Post Office because its the only one I know and trust. This is my first ever claim and I was quite scared of making a mistake and I sometimes dont read all of the things properly when im stressing. If you are worried about it ask someone to help you. a friend or relative or even the Citizens Advice. There may be other ways to do it but this is what I was asked to do. There is a phoneline that might be able to help when you get to needing to do it. x
 
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I'm sorry, I don't mean to worry you. There was a selection of companies to choose but I chose the Post Office because its the only one I know and trust. This is my first ever claim and I was quite scared of making a mistake and I sometimes dont read all of the things properly when im stressing. If you are worried about it ask someone to help you. a friend or relative or even the Citizens Advice. There may be other ways to do it but this is what I was asked to do. There is a phoneline that might be able to help when you get to needing to do it. x
amd maybe theres other companys for you, i'm hoping i can give my nat west account no and sort code and it'll be settled or alternatively the details on my provisional driving license, my passport expired this year
 
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This has me scared to death. [email protected] on ESA but they will transferring me to Universal Credit sooner or later and I can't do phone apps! It assumes you have a computer doesn't it? I do better with paper copies of things. I hope you can get past your password problem. I write all mine down in the back of my diary - not the safest thing to do but I can't remember them either.
 
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It might be different for people who are transferring from the old system. Please don't let it scare you. I'm sure there is help with it all. My problem was I needed help but didn't realise until Iwas too far through the claim.
 
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I have same problem with ID (passport/post office)

and since I don't have a birth certificate (original one) it means I can't prove I was born here, and even though HMRC accepted this before, they no longer do, as I forgot my original password from years ago!

totally understand it. I now have pay someone (a third party accountant) to post my stuff for me , when I'm capable myself.
 
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they've paused the rollout and are putting 100 million extra into it, thats 100 milion spent on beurocracy that could have gone to people
 
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Are people on ESA being transferred over to Universal credits then? I don't understand how it works.
 
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people on esa are been transferred the uncertainty about when is stressful, they come up with figures about people been no worse off, i think that applies to the transitional phase, it's when a change of circumstances triggers a review i'm worried about

the language about people been better off in work, well why has no one been prepared to say some can't work, or some their ability is limited and this isn't an ideal world, some the torys marketplace is toxic for

i know tory politicians would reply that is giving up on people, even the charitys are frightened to talk of supporting people and go on about helping people recover
 
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