Well what to say , we had the caseworker round yesterday she rang the DWP about the PIP decision and they said... what decision? We had left it the required 9 working days and they did eventually find it . They pointed out that it would be be a while to examine it and make a decision waffled a bit more sucked there teeth and said it could take 8 weeks to process ..Ho hum
Then we rang the DWP about the year of waiting for ESA to be sorted , this was a tad more interesting , we appeared to get someone a wee bit further up the food chain rather than the usual pondlife reading it off a screen .
Oh you havent filled out form ???? it was sent on the 2nd January
we havent had a form in fact weve had nothing since his medical back in November !! and the pink form that nobody had heard of back at the beginning of December !!
Ah ...well we have 14 weeks to process the claim
It was submitted back in January 2017!!
14 weeks to process the claim from his medical that is , we will send you a copy of the form we require
So under hardship rules , how do you explain leaving a disabled person with no income at all since June 2017 ?
Ermmm, we will backdate the payments till June 2017 ? Once we get the required forms back
Then I went online to the government website to apply for Carers Allowance , a simple 11 page form that will doubtless generate another paper encyclopedia form , this takes around 12 weeks to process ...lol
You couldnt make it up
Just had a phonecall from the DWP , they will pay his PIP money into his bank account , they are not appealing . Mr BHs first thought , can I have some more special shoes as I might be able to go out now ... Me , we can have a whole bag of oranges !!
Also more forms in the post for ESA that we have now filled in 4 times AARRGGHHH