Problem No 1
Where to start….I have been successful in downsizing from a 3 bedroom flat to 1 bed room. I gave in my notice to my current social housing landlord, only to be told that the financial incentives that come with downsizing will not be paid because I did not find the accommodation through their website.
Pardon me for being proactive and independent, I say!
So notice to leave, with no help with moving costs, or extra bedrooms that I am giving up.
I have been on ESA since 2014. Sick notes have sent every 3 months to reflect illness. I had an assessment 2 weeks or so ago to be told this morning via telephone that I have 0 points and consequently have to claim JSA.
I am very angry as I know at the assessment, I arrived very out of breath and unable to talk in sentences and was told to clasp my hand behind my back as a form of mobility, which does not reflect what hidden illness I have. I will appeal as soon as the letter arrives however.
Tomorrow 9th Feb, I have an appointment with JSA, of which of I am not looking forward to.
I am angry at the system. Why is it that there are obstacles every step of the way? I have paid my dues for best part of 40 years into the system and every door gets closed.
I am more apprehensive now than ever as although I have tried to be positive in the past, I feel a heavy burden falling on my shoulders.
I usually say onwards and upwards however, I’m not so sure at the moment.
Not a happy bunny at the moment!