So for once a little positivity , after 2 years more phone calls than a telephone canvasser , arguments , 600 pages of verification information , hours of my life on hold etc etc , the renewal for his disability benefits has finally come through . He got the letter on Saturday and he just went white and i said i guess we are going to court yet again , hands me the letter and i find he really is a bit dumb , he has actually got another 5 years till his next review and a small increase in his mobility allowance . I havent told him that this is backdated for the 2 years its taken to process it .
This small increase will at least allow us to keep the vehicles on the road , we have been running just the one for the winter and barely running it at that . Next fun thing will be getting his back payment out of the bank as soon as it lands before he gets to spend everything on rusty crap on the internet . Getting cash these days is hard work , we have no local branches and you can only take 100 pounds a day out at the not so local coop . ive got to take as much off him as i can because we have the change to Universal Credit this year and i dont want to take their loans which sentence you to a lifetime of debt while they take months to process the claim .
Id like to point out that being a benefit scrounger is a major stress , you spend endless hours on the phone you get endless threatening letters, nothing you do is ever right because they constantly move the goalposts , you have to keep up with all their latest tricks to defraud you . In fact when dealing with them its better to view them as liars and tricksters at every turn , they are not there to help in any way . Consult every online forum you can find before filling in anything , keep copies of everything . In fact its a shame they dont apply the same scrutiny to those in positions of power that are the true benefits scroungers