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auntieCtheM

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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 08:50:45 PM »
Well I hope that you did send it back as they requested.  After all there is no point in delaying if you have completed it to the best of your ability.

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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 08:53:31 PM »
Well I hope that you did send it back as they requested.  After all there is no point in delaying if you have completed it to the best of your ability.

I'll be totally honest, no I've not.  I'm 'due' to get my money this friday and I didn't want to send it off early and possibly lose that, so no but I am planning to mail it next monday morning and send it guaranteed next day delivery.

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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2017, 08:59:36 PM »
Steve there is no way they wont pay you on Friday and by not posting the form it has no effect on that payment.  Please just post the form, once they get the form it could take them 6 - 12 weeks to even look at it.

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
Thanks for the info, I will get up early and post it guaranteed next day in the morning!

(The reason I've held onto it is that in the past I've had a letter back in like 4-5 days!  so wanted to delay it)
but yes, I will mail this tomorrow so they get it friday.

Thanks!
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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 09:10:55 PM »
 >thumbsup<  The way the payments work is that they can take 5 days to hit your account - stupid in the era of electronic transfers but that's what they tell us.  you payment due on Friday would have been authorised last Saturday, dwp admit this in universal credit cases as your assessment date could be today 29/11 but don't expect any money until 6/12 (5 working days plus weekend).

Good luck for tomorrow anyway >hugs<

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 11:25:04 AM »
it could take them 6 - 12 weeks to even look at it.

^^by god I wish that would happen. 

Anyway, its now gone and they'll get it tomorrow, jeez 6.50 for next day delivery on an envelope, daylight robbery!

I've done my best so all I can do now is wait, I would prefer they take their time over it but normally I get a letter back in 1 week, so expecting the same.

I do read about people sending these in and getting a letter back saying "ok, stay as you were" but that has never happened to me, every single time I've been sent for one of the awful, depressing and degrading  'so-called-medicals'. (So I think it's a myth put out by the dwp)  I would love just once not to have to go through the medical, the weeks of waiting and then the tribunal... just once!

Regardless of the outcome, I'd just like to say thank you to you all for your support and kind words and especially Monic1511 who (as always) has been so incredibly helpful.   >rose<

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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 06:07:54 PM »
Well done Steve.

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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »
 >bighugs<
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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 08:15:14 PM »
 >bighugs< now  >hot-coffee< >chocolate<
your welcome
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 10:16:54 PM »
 >star< >thumbsup<

The paper assessments do exist and we read here on Ouch Too about people who go through the reassessment without being called in to be seen.

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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 03:30:13 PM »
I'm again in a bad state, was feeling low and depressed anyway, then a white envelope arrived and oh DEAR GOD NO, PLEASE NO!

I'm being called in again, I was hoping and wishing so much that I'd be ok for ONCE, but no.
Got an appointment on a Saturday in just over 2 weeks.

I personally find the "so-called" medicals, far FAR more stressful than any of the tribunals I attended.

Right now I'm just weeping and thinking dark thoughts that I won't go into here, but I'm really really really not sure that I can cope with going through this farce again.

I put so much effort into that form and it was all for nothing, why they think I can work when it's an almighty struggle just to get through an average day is beyond me, they are so heartless, cruel and EVIL.

Now I'm going to bad and sob myself to sleep, to hell with this :'(
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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
Oh for heaven's sake, this is ridiculous!  The trouble is that we all know it's happening but that doesn't stop it hurting horribly when it's us, does it?

All I can think of saying is that you're not alone in this.  It's horrible, but you're not alone. 

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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 04:33:51 PM »
You are not alone. My assessment was due on the 3rd January it was cancelled and rescheduled for 25th january.
Try not to worry I am not as I will be contesting everything they say if it does not go in my favour.
I am waiting for day surgery which has been cancelled and now waiting for new appointment.
Your assessment sounds round about the same time as mine.
Every one here is so supportive and will help you as much as they can but you must stray positive.

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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2018, 04:49:31 PM »
Yes Steve you WILL get through this. I know it is terrifying, it is for us all, but the day will come and you can go to the offices with your Mum and choose if you would like her to go in with you. Then it's 30 minutes at most and it's over. Be totally honest about everything, give descriptive answers rather than concise ones and you WILL get through this appointment.

I agree with you, tribunals are nowhere near as scary and the very worst that can happen following the assessment is you might get to a tribunal if the DWP don't reconsider their decision and I've been successful at every tribunal. Mainly because there's a doctor on the panel, they have knowledge, understanding and a bedside manner and they'll know whether you meet the descriptors.

Just repeat either in your head or outloud "The assessment is hard emotionally but I WILL get through this" over and over as necessary.

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Re: Mail arrived, I am in a bad way.
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2018, 05:34:51 PM »
 >bighugs<

Does anyone know what determines if a claimant is called in for an assessment? I am just wondering if it is a computer program and not a person, then again even if it is a person it is rarely personal.

Also the last two times were you put  in WRAG or found fit for work? I am asking because As long as you are at least in WRAG your money wont be stopped and you will still have an income as you go through the appeal process.