Review

Published July 21, 2017 by helentastic67

Review time

Review

Because I don’t have enough on my plate! Remember all those things I was advocating? Well, shit just got more real!

Who wants the purest definition of a Permanent Disability? Well, Centrelink, the Government agency that pays my Disability Support Pension. They want to review my pension.

Centrelink

This also requires me to attend a JCA appointment. Sorry another acronym. The worlds in full of them. Job Capacity Assessment.

Firstly, they head up a staircase, I stay at the bottom and say to her (It’s generally a her) I don’t do stairs. She comes back down and we both go up in the lift. It’s like the first test to see if I’m really disabled. One point, Helen, JCA staff – zero.

Stairs

Hopefully they will assess my specialist reports and meet me so I can explain what it’s like just to sit in their office and they will be happy. Permanent is permanent.

Well, as reported recently that Stupidlink did decide I was still eligible for my DSP, it’s just that it took them 18 months to work this out? Maybe not quite that long but it felt that long.

As I like to explain Brain Injury. You can’t unscramble an egg!!!

Unscramble eggs

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5 comments on “Review

  • I’m very happy that you went through the process without a problem. People who seem otherwise healthy might not fare as well.

    Some very disabling conditions have no outward indicators (in the right environment), and when forced to endure the humiliation of proving their inadequacies once again, it’s like cutting open a wound that had left a significant scar. It will take time for that to heal over, too, and leave yet another scar.

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  • The only people who get that is the ones like ourselves who deal with it every day. My more recent review I arrived to my JCA appointment with my mum in tow and the receptionist looked at me stating”Oh, but those appointments are for people with disabilities!”😳Cheers,H

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