Getting a UC50
Hello, Ladies and Gents,
Last month I was given a UC50 printout from my work coach and a printed address. I received it on 2/5/19 so I assumed I had until 2/6/19 to send it to the printed address. I filled it in with attached documents and paid £7.40 for Special Delivery. I posted it on 28/5/. I was WITHIN the one month time limit. Or so I thought. What I DID NOT know was the fact that my "live referral" was no longer "live". I only learned this because I phoned the place on the 18/6/, a Tuesday, in Wembley, where Jared told me it's NOT live referral anymore. I still don't know why. I went into my local JCP the next day where I spoke to Leon who referred my to my case manager Joanna, (talk about going round in bloody circles!). I phoned HER on Thursday the 20/6/. SHE told me that she referred me on the 17/4/. Is that referring me to Atos and THEY send me a UC50? WHO ACTUALLY SENDS OUT THE UC50s? Anyway, 17th of April plus one month takes me to 17th of May. Am I right in assuming that it was THIS month my referral was "live"? If so, then NOBODY TOLD ME!!!! My work coach is lazy and indifferent. I finally got A! UC50 on the 2/5/ as a print out. If it was a proper letter a submit by date would be within. And, I also think my work coach and case manager are not communicating with each other with me caught in the middle! When me and my case manager talked she told me she would refer me again and would get a UC50 sent out to me. If one doesn't come by this Thursday, the 27th, I need to phone her AGAIN!! Can someone, please, explain this muddle for me? And, if nothing comes by the 27th what must I do further to get a UC50? Complain? REALLY rock the boat? I am so confused and despairing!
All last year I had numerous hospital appointments; MRI and CT scans, X rays, consultations. On the 22/10/18 I had knee replacement surgery. I was looking for work up until the 25/9/18. On 21/1/19 I had surgery to remove three lumps from the back of my throat. Some time soon I'll be having an ear operations on my "good" ear. I'm deaf in my left. Am I right in assuming I should have had a UC50 LAST year? Any time last year would've been good. Just before my knee operation would've been good too! Also, I won my ESA appeal at the Tribunal in late May; I got 24 points which I took with me to my regular meeting with Stephen, my work coach, who put it into "the system". At least, I'm assuming he did. Let's say that he did. For months he told me that I'd be on the correct benefit and that it'd be back dated.......... blahdi blahdi blah.... I've recently been told that this 24 points letter is not the worth the paper it's written on! Is this true?
So, how come I am still on only basic UC of £73.10? Somebody help me, please!
And, what is a "Revision of Decision"? and should I ask for one?
Thank you all for your time and kind attention.