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    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 5th Jul 18, 11:22 PM
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    Mandatory reconsideration
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:22 PM
    Mandatory reconsideration 5th Jul 18 at 11:22 PM
    a few mths ago I went for a ESA medical, about 6 weeks ago I received a txt followed by a phone call to say that I had failed the medical , I asked for this in writing

    I received the large letter (zero points) and sought help

    local (council run) benefits centre saw me a week later and prepare a appeal , this was posted to me with a pre written and stamped envelope , just waiting for me to read , understand , sign and post off .

    I did this and asked for proof of posting , post office tried to get me to pay for signed for - no point as they deliver in sacks.

    2 weeks later I contact them to check progress , , multiple computer checks show it not received and not scanned

    I contact person that wrote letter and explain , she states I am about the 5th in the same number of weeks claiming non delivery , but also points out that the address on the letter is my local office , not wolverhampton (I think)

    she makes a second copy which I collect and sign and go to my local JS + , for them to scan and send to local office

    local office has been closed for 3-4 mths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    she instead forwarded it with a covering letter and a scan of roof of postage direct to ESA

    phone call this evening about t time to say they have got it , the guy admitted that the local office had shut , but no one knows where the post is being forwarded to , and I am not the first in this situation

    god knows if one internal dept cannot talk to another
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
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    • JoCha
    • By JoCha 5th Jul 18, 11:42 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:42 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:42 PM
    I've not really got anything helpful to add other than that .. I hear you (been there!) and I hope it goes well for you.
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 5th Jul 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:47 PM
    thank you , I expect it to fail but will go to court with help , most of my "faults" were mental based (Ie I was attacked at work by persons with knives (twice in 8 mths) , but yet according to ESA doctor I can walk and cook etc etc ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • JoCha
    • By JoCha 5th Jul 18, 11:49 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:49 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:49 PM
    My mandatory reconsideration did fail but I won an appeal. From what I know a lot of people have had this happen
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 6th Jul 18, 12:01 AM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 12:01 AM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 12:01 AM
    yes I was pointed to this person at local welfare benefits as she was "good" , in the reply she has gone point by point where they have said zero and cut them to shreds , in the case of the person that gave me her details/direct contact number and another she helped, both cases were simply rubber stamped as fail at mandatory , only in court did they win

    I am in a position that I cannot stand crowds or strangers , the person at JSA was reluctant to take my claim and I had to beg to be allowed to sign on , as I clearly was not capable of working , and at the job centre I had a "turn" and wet my pants , I am due to sign on tomorrow , and she has arranged a 09.00 appointment , before it gets busy

    when I rung today I was hoping for a decision , either accepted and back to previous (esa ring me every month) or fail and a full court claim in and no longer have to visit JC+

    the failure to receive letter (they have admitted fault - off the record) has just prolonged things
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
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