As the title reads, I hate the DWP. I love the fact that they help lots of people out with needed money but I can't stand how finicky they can be.
Example: Blue badge application forms.
The bottom lin is, I was eligible for the blue badge since 1996 when I was 12!
Due to (in basic terms, an A-hole of a father) I have been without the blue badge for years.
I am 32 now and I spoke to my dad about the BB and was pretty strict and said I need one and he has actually done something about it, which is excellent news.
But because time has passed and the forms have changed every now and then, he doesn't/didn't have to fill in a lot in the terms of forms. If the BB applicant gets the higher rate mobility of DLA, then they automatically qualify for BB. So 22 questions are then unanswered.
All that had to be done was add photocopies of proof of ID and proof of DLA and so on. We did that and sent off the forms last Friday.
Now, here is why I don't like the finicky DWP.
Today I got a letter about the BB. They sent the forms back because there wasn't information. The DLA photocopy stating that I was on the higher rate mobility and also said my disability was indefinite I sent as proof was not enough for them. They wanted an up to date photocopy and the one I sent was from 2014.
Where my 2014 photocopy said my disability was INDEFINITE, you would think that would be enough proof. It's now 2016, my disability hasn't changed since then and likely won't ever change.
Can't believe how finicky they can be over something so stupid.
Well I will send an UP TO DATE photocopy of my DLA form but it will say the same exact thing, it will just be UP TO DATE.
So basically they are just wasting a whole lot of time, and trees (further paper for envelope) just because they, the DWP, are being uptight bastards.