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Torture

charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
will this torture never end!  Received a brown envelope from DWP!,  steeled myself up, telling myself I am a big girl and can deal with this.  My stomach churned over and I felt very sick.  Opened the envelop only to read it is about something else not PIP.  Arrrgggghhhhhh!!
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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  • louise91louise91 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    At least I'm not the only one who dreads the postman coming, its awful!! 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 766 Pioneering
    i always dread brown envelopes coming through the door.  
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    No Louise, looks as there could be many of us.  The way I viewed it, it could have been a poisonous snake .
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hello Deb. The other brown envelop actually informed me I was due to extra money.  Just came at the wrong time,, well I think you know what I mean.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    We fellow Scope members, I suffer with this and have diagnosis confirmed by my GP, It's labeled as having the DWP (brown envelope syndrome) and it's very dangerous to your health. 

    If these envelopes are exposed to your eyes it will have a knock on effect and is very detrimental to your health. It Should come with a health warning. Also to note there's no cure or Medicine that will help with this issues we face. 

    I dread my postie and I have told him in the past it's not your fault and your a nice fella lol.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Never did before this pip assessment.  I have always, as much as I could be, in control of my life.  There is part of me which feels like saying, take your money, get out of my life!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Upon my mat
    Did land today
    An envelope
    Of brown
    Not grey
    Or white
    Oh the fright
    DWP
    Please LEAVE ME BE!
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    We should all write to DWP, and tell them to Pip Of!!!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Charlene 
    i feel exactly the same, I said to my friend yesterday to call them and say to stop both benefits.
    i can’t stand it anymore 
    the constant worry and anxiety.
    my friend didn’t do it as I will, like most , lose everything I worked hard for.
    i don’t actually care anymore if I do, just to get peace 
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    @charlene and susan48 - I'd love to be able to tell them to shove it where the sun don't shine! What with losing the mortgage interest support and waiting for my appeal date for PIP I'm just getting so low.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I am so sorry Susan, it is dreadful what people are all going through, just so this government can save very little money. They should go after the bankers, but of course they won't after all mr May is a banker!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Barbenemeses thoughts are with you. I have never in my life despised  an organisation like I despise this can of worms!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Thanks Charlene. I can't stop crying today. I've tried to do the right thing with my mortgage people to get a new lower rate and they keep saying different things. One told me to ring on the 1st of March, another the 20th March, and now its the 1st April I have to ring back. Just hope its not some sick joke given the last date!
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I had problems years ago paying the mortgage but thankfully the house is now paid for.  Sure you are Doing right trying for a new lower rate.  Would changes mortgage providers help you?
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger

    Charlene, thanks you for your continued support, this is a life line this site.

    Barbiesnemisis - I to have had issues regarding mortgages, thankfully mine is small but I did try to find another mortgage issuer, big NO CHANCE, do not work so cant change mortgage lender.

    Seems everywhere you turn there are worries.

    Again, who would chose this "life" , answer -  NOBODY

  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger

    Barbiesnemisis - hopefully you can get something sorted out with your mortgage, telling them is the start.

    X

  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I had two browns on one day and I shouldn't receive anything else for two years. 
    I'm not doing the MR because I agree with the assessor, I actually don't qualify.
    But what I will do is gather evidence for the review. I only had two weeks to get the forms in by the time they actually arrived. I asked for an extension because it was also Christmas and people were not available to get letters off of.

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Wow, that is a double whammy! I think that is a good idea collecting and keeping als much relevant information as possible. Without becoming paranoid, that is exactly what I will do.




    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sleepy1sleepy1 Member Posts: 299 Pioneering
    @Governments_A_Joke Lol

    I also suffer from BES but my GP thinks I have the more chronic version as I tend to leave the envelopes unopened and hide them as just the sight of them gives me flare ups.  I'm going to ask if there is any counseling available for this horrible infliction. 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    sleepy1 said:
    @Governments_A_Joke Lol

    I also suffer from BES but my GP thinks I have the more chronic version as I tend to leave the envelopes unopened and hide them as just the sight of them gives me flare ups.  I'm going to ask if there is any counseling available for this horrible infliction. 

    @sleepy1 very true I get that to from BES, as I mentioned above my GP said there definitely is no cure for this illness, and the only thing he could offer is join a group called ESA ( Envolope syndrome Association ) I was a little worried regarding joining it as I had to contact these below.



    Even calling and having meetings with these fools, the best I or we could hope for is being placed in the exempt category?

    So it looks like we all have to cope the best we can and try and take deep breaths in between receiving the next batch of

    (BES)
    known as Brown envolope syndrome.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn't have a problem opening mine. I already knew what my award was before it arrived. 
    The 30 page assessment was truthful.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for that sleepy1 and governments a joke,
    i actually cracked a smile.

  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Whistles,
    how did you know before it came?
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    Also to add I've got PIP to. (Persecution In Progress)
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    susan48 said:
    Whistles,
    how did you know before it came?
    I rang up for my assessment report and they told me a decision had been made. I asked what it was.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    @susan48 and @charlene thank you, as you have made me feel less alone today. I am in the same situation as susan48 - there is no chance of anyone else taking on my mortgage because I don't work either. That means I have to stay with my ***** mortgage company. It doesn't seem to matter that I've never missed a payment in the 10 years I've had the mortgage! Still, if I can get it sorted I could drop down to a low mortgage payment and not need to go for the DWP loan. Fingers crossed.
  • sleepy1sleepy1 Member Posts: 299 Pioneering
    @Governments_A_Joke, yeah I suffer from that one as well.  Went to an assessment yesterday and had to face the beast from the east, got an absolute  stinker of a head cold now. 
    Maybe I should use the return brown envelopes I have collected as part of my therapy to send them some evidence!  
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to work in a bank, for my sins, and they rather you spoke to them before you got in arrears, they can do this f2f or possibly online, not sure about online as it’s a long time since I left the banking wold.
    just talk to them, I’m sure they will try there best to help

    x
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry that was for barbiesnemisis
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Not sure if this would help, but there are or were interest free mortages.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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