Not posted for a long while but hearing the sad news of the death of Gordon Cragg (Variety Club) bought me on to pass on my condolences.
Any how my day? (Or rather past few days)
During the summer (Starting early June) I had my bathroom converted to a wet room and a 'through floor lift' put in..................... I've finally got the job 'signed off' today!!
There have been that many problems along the way, including at one point the original fitter being dismissed and a new one brought in to completely re do the whole floor as the water was running out the door instead of down the drain! The first fitter had also run my central heating system with no water in it, vis a vis my boiler packed up!! Cost me £300 to get it fixed!
I've billed them for it (8th October) they got back to me last week to offer me a replacement boiler at 'cost price' ..... They didn't seem to grasp the fact I didn't need a replacement boiler as I'd paid for the old one to be fixed!!.... They finally came back (Yesterday) with an offer of £100 compensation (Regardless of the fact I've given them the receipt for the £300 I forked out!.... I give up!
October 2017 I have a face to face re assessment for my PIP, i was on 'enhanced' for both mobility and living allowances but the assessor deemed himself to be above all specialists and doctors claiming I had partially recovered from Multiple Sclerosis ! (An absolute impossibility) this time my PIP was reduced by £25 per week!
Finally on Monday 26th November I had a tribunal hearing at Chester Magistrates Court, to be in and out in 10 minutes having won my case, being told it will take about two weeks to get it all sorted and I'll get my 'back dated benefit' payed with my next PIP payment (Today) Nice and timely for Christmas thought I.....Guess what?..... Yup, it hasn't gone into my bank and I'm still on reduced benefit!.... So I ring PIP to find out what's going on to be told that it can take up to a further 40 weeks for them to get it sorted!
"So let me get this right, you can take the money off of me immediately, even going back to the day/date it was wrongly reduced, you can also reduce my wifes working tax credit (By far the wrong ammount too) immediately, but it's going to take nigh on 2 years for you to pay me back?!"
"Well we have a big back log"
Now that last statement doesn't surprise me in the slightest, as I'm on a FB group that is all to do with PIP and how people being wrongly treated and are all going through the appeals process, which , by the way, must be costing the DSS Millions !!
Now up to this past week..... Our fridge/freezer has started making a real loud noise which makes me think it's dying. Oh and my 'riser recliner' chair just died too!
I went to see a specialist yesterday about my Crohns disease, to be told that I shouldn't be on a certain medication that I've been on for 10 years as that is not good where Crohns is concerned, she also told me I should be on a Calcium supplement as the steroids I'm on for MS can lead to osteoperosis and cataract problems!
So on the whole not a bad few days.