Why do DSS send out letters requesting yet another follow-up sick note be sent so late? I received a letter this morning. It states that my last sick note runs out on the 29th, tomorrow and if they have not received another one by the 30th then my benefit will be stopped. I am now expected to get a sick note from my GP today, send it back in the 2nd class envelope they sent and expect them to get it by Friday. Of course that won't happen and when my benefit is next due to be paid it won't be. This will likely result in no money in my account to pay at least one DD which will then result in a bank charge. DSS promise to pay bank charges if it's their fault the money is not in but they will class this as my fault for not getting it back in time. Even when it is their fault they do not pay bank charges, I wrote to them enclosing evidence of this but got no answer, strange how they ignore you when you are entitled to something but if they want something they are on your back all the time. All my sick notes say 'permenant' for how long I will be sick, so how come they neeed another one every three months and why leave it so late to ask for it? I am really ill at the moment and was at the doctor's yesterday, I do not feel well enough to drive all the way there to pick this up and get it back in the post today, so guess what, two weeks time I'll have no money and more bank charges.
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