Ok I finally got around to ringing the dreaded DWP for a claim form last week. The girl that took the call asked me the usual questions ie name address date of birth, then got round to the important ones........my illnesses, Osteoarthritis and COPD are the only 2 I told her about as they are they are the 2 that give me the most problems from the list.
The conversation went something like this..........( her) do you have a serious illness )
(me) well they are not funny as they haven't made me laugh yet after all this time I would have expected a chuckle from them if they weren't serious.
her( are either of your illnesses terminal). ( me) COPD can be. ( her) no I meant is it going to kill you in 6 months. ( me) I have no idea if I'll die in 6 months or not, do you know if you will? can you see into the future? because I can't and I've not spoken to a clairvoyant to find out. (her) it's not a terminal illness then. ( me) oh that's good news, now when will I get the claim form?. ( her) you should get it in 5 days. Ok that was 10 days ago, is she walking from Newcastle to drop it off personally I wonder.