I had a visit from a ‘ Compliance officer’ someone had made an allegation against me, that I’m able bodied, that I’m up and about, doing my own housework, walking my dog. Those who have firstly, read my previous blog know this is far from the truth, in fact impossible.
I have friends who voted Tory, for which I do not judge them ( it’s part of the ‘ human condition ‘ to do so ) but those who know me in real life please put aside your images of what people who are in receipt of National insurance claims are like. I’m the true face of ‘ benefits street ‘. Not those you see on Television or read about in the press. I and many others like me. We’re the True face. I would ask you to look at what the government that you voted for is doing to those like me. Lives are being lost, it was very close to me becoming one of those. Fortunately I had 1) Sufficient medical evidence to disprove the malicious report 2) My very appearance was testimony to the fact I that I’m seriously ill. The police have accepted this as a hate crime. The DWP have instantly dropped the case as being ‘ no case’. The person who made such a horrendous allegation will be receiving a cease and desist order. My daughter ( currently studying Law) has a influential contact within prestigious Law chambers in London. The Barrister she contacted on my behalf will sign the cease and desist order.
This was s Hate Crime. I value my privacy, but I’m prepared to take this to the press and become a ‘ true face of ‘ real ‘ benefits street. Send out a strong message to those who contact the Government much loved ‘ fraud’ hotline, that if they do so maliciously then the Law will be used against them.
I’m now feeling worse, my condition worsened by the stress and trauma of such a dreadful act, from a person who doesn’t even know me. Yes, reports to the the Fraud line are ‘Anonymous ‘ but as it’s a Crime, the police can find out who you are. You may find yourself homeless, not permitted to live in close vicinity to me.
I’m so very tired. My life which I try to make the best of, has been, yet again, made harder, that little less ‘ worth living ‘, all due to the Tory Government encouraging and perpetuating the ‘ Benefit myth’. The visiting Complaince officer even acknowledged that most reports are without foundation, she agreed with the statistics that benefit fraud is only 0.07%.
I must rest now. I’ve got to try to save what little energy I have left to fight- with the help of my daughter, I will. I was a Social Worker before I became unwell, such injustice goes against my Value system. I’ll fight. Highlight this, not only for myself but for all of those in the same position as me. Prejudice and hatred, negative perception ( again the brain is hard wired to believe this more easily than the positive, which I’m sure the Government are aware of and cleverly use to manipulate societal perceptions) cannot be tolerated and MUST be confronted.
I’m usually upbeat and see the positive side. There is no positive in this. I’m usually tolerannt to those in society, but I want a ‘ head’ this time, to those who’d seek to harm me, threaten my very life. It’s morally wrong.
Case of harassment accepted by a Barrister, I’m very fortunate that I’ve a daughter who’s studying Law, who has contacts. The London barrister is taking my case on pro Bono. 👌 He’s accessed dwp records to obtain the information of who made the vexatious claim. I’m waiting now for the forms to be sent to me to sign. My daughter handling it, in the Main. But it can be done, also…at certain times of the Year, all barristers take on pro Bono cases. I’ll try to find out when and share the info. Moving more slowly as it’s ‘ free’ so certain time is allocated.
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A year on and yes, same 😔 Solicitor wasn’t able to get anywhere ( Laws which protect other victims of false accusations and bullying ) don’t apply to those in receipt of ‘ so called ‘ Benefits. So another letter, another compliance interview. So stressed.