Universal Credit has been disastrous

I attended a WCA after  7 cancelled  appointments (not cancelled by me) , none of those appointments included  a completed health questionnaire, because none were sent.
The assessor  claimed to base his evidence on a 2015  MRI report, but scan was dated 2016  &  used in PIP application (accepted).

The decision maker based  final decision on  previous  2013  health questionnaire,  the medics report was  in no way factual –  laughable really,  how many older women would state they ‘love ironing ‘ , in the real world.? Especially not true with an injured shoulder &  extreme neck pain due to spine degeneration.  Report was pure fabrication and  earned me zero  points. Sent  Mandatory Reconsideration   end of May – and , nothing-  no acknowlegement or decision.

Universal Credit has been disastrous, started application  – one unfortunate incident sorted out, now another one.
Seems  work coach sent me email  notifications to log into my online ‘diary’ to read  new messages.  I didn’t receive any emails. (Also, as under GP sickness certificate  was told I didn’t need to log in  each day, for now).

Only discovered a problem when attending UC initial  interview with work coach.   So embarrassed to discover I  didn’t have an appt  listed.  – And also  learnt my entire claim had been cancelled!   All because  peice of evident ‘hadn’t been shown’  to DWP staff and I didn’t respond to emails.

A small pension, previously declared  on ESA  claim, housing benefit claim, and  added to UC  application form . Also taken with other evidence to set up my UC claim.  They insist  it hadn’t been with the paperwork, it was!] So, very little income, unable to keep rent arrears up to date – and stressing myself to death.  Just can’t face making a new claim.  An extremely unfair  system as rigidly one-sided  – claimants disadvantaged through each step.

BEWARE OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT  APPLICATION!!

Melz

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