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Anxiety levels are high today due to the arrival of a letter asking me to book an appointment for an examination by our friends from work and pensions. I think I will lose my benefit coz I'm doing permitted work which will mean I will be in a pile of financial trouble. It's just typical of my luck, just waiting for thr depression to kick in now.
 
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If they disallow then appeal. Being able to do permitted work doesn't mean to say you're fit to got back full time. Let us know how you get on. :hug:
 
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Anxiety levels are high today due to the arrival of a letter asking me to book an appointment for an examination by our friends from work and pensions. I think I will lose my benefit coz I'm doing permitted work which will mean I will be in a pile of financial trouble. It's just typical of my luck, just waiting for thr depression to kick in now.
This obsession with getting noses to the grind-stone - and Full Employment is what is behind all the problems out there. No care for the Elderly. children going wild from indiscipline and inattention from parents. having to call in professionals to have your aged parents' toe-nails cut. The list is endless. Someone could research and come up with findings on the social consequences of Full Employment. No one will like what they find - a Catalogue of Neglect, mis-rule and wasted potential. And that's just the Liberal Party... :innocent:
 
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Anxiety levels are high today due to the arrival of a letter asking me to book an appointment for an examination by our friends from work and pensions. I think I will lose my benefit coz I'm doing permitted work which will mean I will be in a pile of financial trouble. It's just typical of my luck, just waiting for thr depression to kick in now.
Don't jump down my throat Rambuie Perspecador ;) but Hatter you know if you do over 16 hours you'd get Disabled Tax credit, Working Tax Credit and nobody breathing down your neck. Just a thought if they turn the heat on, a couple more hours and you might be free of the DWP and with similar money?

(edited to add, 1.) actually its Rambo that has a go over work, sorry Rambuie Perspecador mistaken identity and 2.) DLA is not based on income.)
 
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Anxiety levels are high today due to the arrival of a letter asking me to book an appointment for an examination by our friends from work and pensions. I think I will lose my benefit coz I'm doing permitted work which will mean I will be in a pile of financial trouble. It's just typical of my luck, just waiting for thr depression to kick in now.
I have a cousin in what sounds a similar situation to you Mad Hatter, she has just had her benefits reduced, for no apparent reason.

Yes this is to do with the govt's latest money-saving campaign, just happens to be people on incapacity & DLA at the moment, in a couple of months we will be back to the single parents, then we will probably have a session with the elderley, students will probably be in the line of fire after that, and of course there are always those on housing benefits to fire at when other sources of savings have been exhausted.

Let's all move to Scotland, from what I saw on Tonight, last night, people are treated like people there.

But then again, there are all those bombs & bullets to pay for....:(

Hang in there Mad Hatter, as Dollit said, appeal - and give them hell!
 
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Me and my wife already get tax credits. There's cuts all across the board yet they can afford to bail out Northern Rock. Found out yesterday here in Birmingham the council are closing a lot of day centres for the disabled, and the best one of yet regarding further education which is if you have a disability you will not be allowed to go to college unless you are practically guaranteed a job afterwards. It stinks to high heaven. I cannot believe whats happening in this country anymore it's a nightmare, can't smoke (I don't but what happened to freedom of choice?) Alcohol is next on the agenda, then it will be food probably then they'll bump off anyone who is non productive. It's like nazi germany without the gas chambers. A very cynical, bitter and twisted Mad Hatter xx
 
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Nazi Germany, the Nazi party was officialy socialist like New Labour

People know my views on the workfare, asked the liberal mp at this disability meeting what liberal policy was, SArah Teather said she didn't know but would inforfm people she never did

Thought those with family got special treatment as work is good for the kids, guess my prejudices showing
 
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Is there an advocacy service in your area mad hatter who could go with you to the interview, maybe Citizens advice?
Sometimes having someone there to speak on your behalf can make them listen a little bit better.

Hope all goes well for you

Michael
 
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Let's all move to Scotland, from what I saw on Tonight, last night, people are treated like people there.


I didn't see the Tonight show, but myself and plenty of others up here have had hideous experiences with DWP, I know for a fact that people in Glasgow on benefits were used in a pilot project a few years ago in order to reduce the numbers claiming incapacity and dla.

I first went on benefits less than five years ago when I had a breakdown, a year or so later I was taken off them and they were only reinstated last October, after a lengthy and exhausting fight. Now, four months on, I have to go through the whole process again, is it any wonder we struggle to cope with our mental health difficulties.:scared:
 
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It just shows how desperate the government must be to get people off benefit, I phoned up for my appointment and they give me one for 2nd March, on a SUNDAY it just beggars belief.

Good news however, I chatted with the guy who runs the business I work my permitted hours for, he's an ex-psychologist so knows the score. He's taking me on for 5 days a week so I can sign off and also claim this new back to work benefit too so I'm gonna be better off. I must add I wouldn't have signed off but I've got an understanding employer.
 
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Sounds like a good bloke and a perfect position. Lots of luck!!!!
 
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