Diary Wednesday 16th December 2015
December 16, 2015 11:03pm CST
I made final preparations for the dreaded welfare hearing which went well compared to my worries. The advisor seemed happy enough with my efforts but again he instructed changes to my cover letters templates, undoing the very instructions he gave me on my last visit just a week before. I have just one more meeting this year with my advisors, which he referred to as an ‘intervention hearing’ where they could impose more rigid job search demands yet. It takes place on the eve of Xmas Eve. I got some money from the bank to cover me for the next few days, noting with alarm how low my account looks, but the bills I expected to be paid out have all been covered now. My route to the bank was blocked as a lorry had somehow ended up with its front wheels stuck in a waterlogged field and completely blocked the road and pavement. I took a short walk round the block to avoid the scene. I came back later and the lorry had gone leaving deep gashes in the field from its front tires. Arthur Chappell
9 people like this
• Preston, England
17 Dec 15
not competent at all - the whole purpose of the meetings is to make welfare claimants uncomfortable and pressured and make constant changes so we miss something we are to do at which point they impose sanctions to stop our benefits - it is a nasty game that can last two years
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
It must be frustrating to have someone trying to tell you how to create or format the documentation that you have for job applications. It would certainly irritate me because the position he holds does not make him more qualified in those areas.
17 Dec 15
Husband is currently out of work. Unfortunately I earn too much for him to claim, but not enough for working tax credits, but he signs on so that he can get his NI paid. I shall refrain from repeating some of the names he calls his 'advisors'!