In short I was written off 20 years ago, on depression, the government hasn't even done enough to help people like me back to work.
How do I know this? well let me see did a level 3 vocational course accredited at local university way back
Back than employment support allowance was still going through parliament in its early stages
And extended essay question its title
ESA and its impact/affect on a person with mental health disability getting back to work
In short the entire problem of proving discrimination at interviews or at work is left on you
being more educated doesn't help its used as an excuse if you apply for menial jobs
So that was time back so what going on now?
so now under more stricter regulation welfare system that is copying exactly how Germany did to bring back economic uhh turn around.
So UC claimant are left hanging stalled by saying in the process on the system on UC phone line or as they call it
"Full Service Telephony"
Phone complaints Will call you back never hear from them again
to written complaints
But there are successful tribunals ? of course there are or else we would be marching on the streets but would we be ?
After poll tax -which is now known as council tax no one ever did
Looks like it take two Or 3 election Where the same party remains by which time majority of people for or next generation simply do not remember / know what it was like under their rule.... Than they get voted in again.
As for the flaws in the UC IT system
Read more on Universal Credit IT /computer system- just google the following
By current or the strongest
- Universal Credit IT suppliers to be frozen out of new system
- Universal Credit IT: What we know; what we don't know
- NAO slams Universal Credit for not achieving value for money
- DWP writes off £40m on Universal Credit but insists the IT is working
- Government Digital Service no longer involved with Universal Credit IT development
- 700,000 benefit claimants miss out on Universal Credit deadline
- DWP ministers to decide whether to scrap all of the £300m Universal Credit IT
- 'Extraordinarily poor' Universal Credit project needs clear IT stategy, say MPs
- DWP writes off millions of pounds on Universal Credit IT, damning NAO report reveals
- £200m of Universal Credit IT could be scrapped, MPs told
Above articles written ending of 2015
we are running up to an UK election you are not going to find up to date info on how crap UC is. The last of the latest articles will be fall of 2016. Which gives one some idea as to how long ago election was being considered in comparison to when it was announced
Main stream media is not touching it
Social media other how emotional ripped we are that's about it. Let me remind you that where government get public consensus from
Try put up links up people 'well meaning person' complain about dates, facts and opinion
Am quite fussy about what I share and avoid politics
And looking back no idea what the well meaning person was kicking of about one could hardly find what I posted on 29 of April Neway.
So as I was saying added to that bonus of age discrimination YEP the grand 40 which add up my odds of finding work.
2 years work experience that just about many job adverts ask for. And burden proving discrimination at interviews / work is on me /employee.
I have Just come out of 37.5 hour apprenticeship (that does not pay minimum wage ) in February that has left me in quite a state.
That am on a sick note that the job center didn't even send it off,
so I posted one of many multiple the copies I had of it,
That I only found out, end of March as I didn't get any payment, as UC works in arrears.
Rang in last Friday twice. April payment had not even been processed.
The first time I called uc phone line operator in the morning told me will send confirm text and payment into account 3 hours approx after that.
Come late afternoon no text so rang them again surprise surprise. Still not processed an bit late in day to sort on the system today now.
So payment now to be made they said today/Wednesday .
Check online via online banking nothing. Went to bank just to be sure nothing
Rang again said tomorrow /Thursday as it's been a bank holiday weekend.
The above was my experience, itty bitty research, and opinion.