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!!