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Dude M.

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After being given a FAT ZERO from ATOS, who are paid to give people low scores, when the government is spending millions on wars and propaganda, they feel they need to get everyone off ''the sick'' and after winning my appeal, because I could prove he lied blatantly, some time later I get told I'm going to be on the ''WRAG'' 0 Work related activity group, and expected to go 4 times a week for four hours a day to learn things I already know, AND WAS INFORMED IT WAS MANDATORY, AND IF I DON'T ATTEND I WOULD HAVE MY BENEFITS CUT COMPLETELY WITH A ''SANCTION''. This country feels worse than a group home or very strict school.

Wonderfully, I noticed that my next appointment is ONE DAY BEFORE I next get paid, and I go a few days without money for anything at all before I next get paid, so, here is what I wrote to them:

No offense to you, since you're not the one making the decicion on the date, but how on earth is it ethical or logical to be able to spend 3 pounds for the bus when statistically even non-alcoholics go a few days without any money before they next get paid? I'm getting paid tomorrow, so my next payment would be on the 20th... - A day AFTER my appointment with you. Can you PLEASE request that the date be change to the day I actually get paid, on thursday, not liking the anxiety and this is kinda freaking me out, given the threat of sanction, thank you and have a good evening.


Unfortunately, I cannot rebook your appointment from 19/02/2014 to 20/02/2014 as I do not have any available appointments. As you are aware, your attendance on 19/02/2014 was agreed at your last review meeting on 23/01/2014 as was the time of 11:30 which allows time for you to get to the centre as you stated that the time of 9.30am is too early for you.

I look forward to see you on the 19/02/2014 at 11:30am.

Tameside Office
Portland Basin


To__(Standguide officer)__
The date that you presented last meeting was the same date, the 19th, which I assumed was the same date I get paid,, I didn't assume the system could be even more outrageous to expect someone to be able to travel on the day before they get paid, especially in my situation. I feel this is grossly outrageous to expect anyone to be able to afford the bus one day before they get paid, AND to threaten with taking ALL their money if they don't. Who can I complain to about this?... (Still awaiting a reply). Who can I complain to about this?

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