Nick and I have spent the last few days filling in my disability benefit form (over 25 pages) - he has to write it for me as I can't write small, or neatly, enough. The level of detail they require is crazy and I have no confidence that those reading all we write will know or understand...
ATOS, the private contractors the Government hired, do not have a good track record - some newspapers putting the number as low as 63% success rate, meaning 37% of eligible claimants were denied benefits, until they appealed, and then they were reinstated. This has cost taxpayers needless millions of ££££s, and untold stress and worry for those concerned!
In the pic, is my Blue Badge application for disabled parking (only 15 pages!), as it expires next month - where did 3 years go from the last time we did this??
Mind you, where did 6 years go?
Tomorrow will be the 6th anniversary of the stroke striking... not that it's one to celebrate...
But, I am here, at home, with my family, having re-learnt a number of important skills like washing and dressing and speaking... and, of course, using the computer, so I can blog with lovely peeps from all around the globe, which is cause to celebrate :)
And now, I'm going to visit all the fun desks listed over at The Stamping Ground - bound to be loads more interesting than form-filling!!!
Till next week xxx