On my birthday I got one of those dreaded brown envelopes from the Devil Wears Prada but this time, what was inside was not so bad.
It was the response to my reconsideration letter and they have changed it for the better :).
Although I don't completely agree with their decision, still, I am getting payed almost as much as I did with DLA and I am eligible for a free bus pass and blue badge once again so I am happy about that.
The day after that I got another envelope from the DWP and this was referring to my ESA.
Sometime after christmas or maybe in January I had an appointment for an assessment about my ESA. Once I got to the building I was told that "doctors" were lagging and I assumed this may have been a few minutes.
A few minuted turned into tens of minutes and even longer. We must have been waiting 1:30-2 hrs until we were told that we weren't going to be seen by a quack.
We were very annoyed but talked about having another appointment which they would send me in the post.
Months had passed and I had heard nothing from them until the day after my birthday.
This was nothing to do with having another appointment but telling me that they will be paying me X amount into my account each week.
I was quite happy with the pay but why did they have to keep me waiting for so long and they tell me out of the blue that I am getting paid?
The PIP, ESA, DWP do not make any sense at all.
I was saying to my mum, I would not be surprised if they were secretly assessing me via CCTV in the waiting room.