“How screwed up can it be?”

The silence is not golden at the moment for me I must admit!

Somethings certainly not right with the way this seems and I would guess you would agree after reading about this…

I have posted before about the fact I made claims for disability help because of my deafness, now I have been turned down recently for jobs because of…you guess failing health and safety due to…my ears.
Now some of you know I DO hear things with hearing aids etc, but the problem is I can’t hear where the sound, noise (possible danger) is coming from.

Not a good situation obviously, so I mentioned this to the benefit office and asked them to take it into consideration when deciding my “disability claim”.
Ok they said…

Now I get another knock back…no sorry… your not “deaf enough” in a politer way.

As I said before…

How dare they!!

And the biggest cheek is… they say “sorry about that, but we will make sure you have a disability adviser” ??!!

Look… I am either deaf or I am not!

No giving me bullshit like that, it’s “yes you are” or “no you are not”.

Simple… no?

I can appeal…what again?

Thanks. :o/

Another three month wait?

Nothing I can other than that, what a stupid system when others out there fake it with “bad backs” and crap.

Then I am on the bus coming home and I see a mate, get talking and I told him of this and you know what he told me?

Them smack heads (heroin addicts) (names not being revealed ;o)) are getting “incapacity benefit”…!!

What? WTF is going on with this country?
Smack heads who are NOT forced to take that crap are getting MORE than me to live on!!

They can’t work??…Most never have, never will.

Makes me feel like all the tax, Nat insurance I have put in when I was working, was for nothing!

So…it stinks, what can I do?

Any comments?

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7 Responses to “How screwed up can it be?”

  1. Deb says:

    Unfortunately, they don’t take many disabilities seriously. I had depression and severe anxiety and had to go on it for a while. They made me go through such red tape- and the key is to wear you out. No lie—they will deny EVERYBODY, until they get the one who demands it. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Get yourself a disability lawyer too. They take a percentage out, but it’s worth it and you will receive your retro check from the time you applied till the date of disability.

    Good luck. So sorry you’re going through this.

  2. Lupideloop says:

    Hi Rob,

    I commiserate with you… it certainly is an unfair situation. I wouldn’t know how the system works there but what Deb has advised seems sound.. so do follow up on that!

    I don’t know the full level of your hearing disability but I can understand your frustration as I too suffer in a similar but maybe milder way. My hearing loss is not complete but drops drastically in the higher frequencies, covering a good part of the frequencies which of the human voice. So while I would be able to hear a deep sound from miles away, although like you I cannot determine direction, I would not be able to understand a person talking to me if there is a bit of ambience sound to get in the way! People find this hard to understand as I would have heard the voice but cannot understand the words and think I am faking my problem!

    Good luck on your efforts!

  3. Fintan says:


    Are you talking about DLA?
    Take your hearing aids out for the day and write down the difficulty’s you have with out them.

    Your unable to communicate with hearing aids etc.

  4. Rob says:

    Yep, DLA. disability living allowance.

    Thanks.. will do that.

  5. Tammy says:

    I’m tagging you with 8 Things About Me meme. i don’t know if you do memes, but I think they are fun. Come by and check out the rules.

  6. Tammy says:

    The meme post is now up. Sorry, but, my computer HATES me tonight! ;o)

  7. Damien Riley says:

    Rob . . . sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope things turn around soon for you. Keep the faith my brother!

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