Ok so many of you know I have been waiting for the results of my ESA medical....I will try to make this as short as possible. Call from DWP saying its been upheld and been put in support group of 25 months! Yay I thought...wait for letter. No letter so rang them will be received by end of last week. no letter! Rang yesterday to be told I hadn't paid enough NIC contributions in 2012 to get it so no benefit. My contributions based esa was due yesterday but nothing went into bank. no letter or call to advise me of this. found my P60's so in 2012 when I had a long period of sick leave following hip replacement and NIc was below Lower earnings limit. They had a statement from Inland Revenue saying all my years were invalid from 2011 to 2014. asked to take p60's to local job centre to scan thru. Taxi to job centre scanned and sent off. Call from DWP at 15.00 yesterday to say 2012 invalid but only way it can be done is to close claim and reopen from Jan 2015 and reassess. Asked her to confirm that I had paid enuf 2013 and 2014. I had checked Revuned website and it appears ,unless I am wrong that I have just about paid enough in fact only a few £ over the limit. Asked her to confirm this.... no she can't do that as has to be assessed by processing team. doesn't know how long it will take.
so as you can imagine I am stressed beyond belief.... no sleep, pain gone thru the roof, palpitations blah blah. I've worked all my life since the age of 16 years, never claimed a benefit in my life! why oh why do people like us who are genuinely ill have to fight for every penny when other lazy bas...ds get money for lazing about and having loads of kids!
Rant over, thank you friends.