After the recent announcement about government cuts I found myself in a horrible situation.
Being a mum of four young children is difficult at the best of times but in October 2009 I was informed by the DWP I was no longer entitled to income support due to capital in a property occupied by my former partner.
I have always been honest with them I provided valuations and proof that my former partner had tried to sell and ended up in more debt as the property did not sell because of it, but although I followed all their procedures I was told they had valued my share at a ridiculous amount and did not want to know of my current hardships.
After following advice I appealed to the independent tribunal and won my case as my share was deemed almost non-existent and months of phone calls chasing them I am still told I’m not entitled they dramatically reduced their valuation but only to £16,000 which classes me as having capital.
These people have had me jumping through hoops for nearly two years.
I have suffered, my children have suffered but for what? Why are they targeting the most vulnerable familys ?
The whole system seems like a joke to me.
I would like to know if anyone else has found them selves in this situation as I’m feeling as if im being singled out by the DWP.
Clover Hill View, Halifax