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    A small success, in response to the note I...

    A small success,

    in response to the note I put on my journal they have moved my CC appointment again to a more reasonable time of 10:45 next Wednesday.
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    And now the situation/difficulty with getting...

    And now the situation/difficulty with getting Booster Jabs starts to make more sense: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59486165


    So while pushing everyone eligible to get a booster they were closing...
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    Give it a few days (weeks?) for them to actually...

    Give it a few days (weeks?) for them to actually do something other than making 'grab the headlines' press statements.
    Talk is easy, actions take time.

    (Cynical, who me?)
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    Sounds like a transformer problem and they are...

    Sounds like a transformer problem and they are running it at reduced power until they can fix it properly.
    Which as you say will probably mean it going off again.

    The one at my last place has had...
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    Being honest they can bog off until they get...

    Being honest they can bog off until they get their act together.

    If it's important then I will put myself out to do it.
    When it's a government 'That would be a good idea' I'm less inclined.
    ...
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    Sounds like a local problem then. The flat I...

    Sounds like a local problem then.

    The flat I used to live in would often lose power, 4 or 5 times each winter, along with the 5 or 10 adjoining properties.
    Across the rosd was still on.

    It...
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    Sounds like you need your wiring checked over. ...

    Sounds like you need your wiring checked over.

    If you are renting the landlord has to get that done that every 5 years.
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    Three letters today; Two from ESA about my...

    Three letters today;

    Two from ESA about my claim ending and what that means.
    One from the council containing 2 letters, the first about my HB ending, the second about paying the 2 week run on of...
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    Just had a text from the NHS saying that as I am...

    Just had a text from the NHS saying that as I am 'at increased risk of complications' I can book a booster.

    Same booking website, different places coming up this time.
    Still none suitable and all...
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    Odd that your TV stayed on, does it have a...

    Odd that your TV stayed on, does it have a battery perhaps?

    I got a text yesterday from Electricity North West (the power network) warning of high winds and the possibility of power cuts.
    Looks...
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    I'm going to the jobcentre because that is normal...

    I'm going to the jobcentre because that is normal for a new UC claim.

    When you claim UC if you can't verify ID online (eg. No DL or passport) then you have to go to the JC to do it, or have a home...
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    Update- My ESA has been paid into the bank today...

    Update- My ESA has been paid into the bank today (a day early).

    I'll have to check the numbers, but it looks like 2 weeks and 2 days which is what I was expecting for a final payment.
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    More UC fun. email at 15:14 yesterday: Then...

    More UC fun.

    email at 15:14 yesterday:
    Then again at 15:40
    So messaged on the journal that 9:30 is not acceptable and it has to be 10:00 or later, no reply yet.
    (ENCTS bus passes cannot be used...
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    The Entitledto calculator can do it; If you tell...

    The Entitledto calculator can do it;
    If you tell it to calculate your current legacy benefits then at the end you can see an indication of what you would get with UC.
    If you try to do it as just UC...
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    Just went online to pay my Electricity bill with...

    Just went online to pay my Electricity bill with SSE, and despite them texting a reminder to pay yesterday the account is showing as in Credit.

    The Warm Home Discount obviously went in last night,...
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    Birth Certificate is top of the second list, but...

    Birth Certificate is top of the second list, but isn't needed if you have two out of the others (or have already shown them in the 1st list):

    In my case the CT statement and Debit Card were the 2...
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    To see how it worked online I've applied for an...

    To see how it worked online I've applied for an Advance. (Go on then, I wanted the money).

    The first thing of note is that the amount offered was exactly what I had calculated for my UC including...
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    My ID for Universal Credit is now verified. It...

    My ID for Universal Credit is now verified.

    It was painless and took all of 5 mins once I got sat at the desk.
    Appointment 11:35, called at 11:40, done, out, and 200m across the carparks to just...
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    Yes, hopefully it is the same person, they only...

    Yes, hopefully it is the same person, they only give first names for 'security'.

    PS.
    Despite all week my 'To do' saying "We will ring you" that never happened.
    They made the appointment on the...
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    And now the fun starts. Today on the UC 'To Do...

    And now the fun starts.

    Today on the UC 'To Do List' is an appointment for an ID verification meeting at the jobcentre on Monday.

    It includes:

    Nope, I haven't go a single one of those.
    ...
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    Maybe as well as that story, this one has...

    Maybe as well as that story, this one has something to do with why there are problems getting your booster.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59282304

    Are they just trying to do too much at once so...
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    I said above that I'd write more about why I have...

    I said above that I'd write more about why I have chosen to move myself to UC at this time, when I dont have to, so here it is.

    As you probably know I moved flat back in June but because it was...
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    Only a hour or two in the pub, finances don't...

    Only a hour or two in the pub, finances don't stretch much.

    Claiming UC and 'migrating' yourself used to be a big no-no, and could go really pear shaped.
    You may remember we saw that happen with...
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    I've just claimed UC!

    Well I had nothing else to do on a wet Sunday afternoon.

    Joking aside I decided that the time was right for me, and so this afternoon I completed an online claim for UC.
    It's something I had been...
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    Interesting old document - UC Migration.

    As you are probably aware the government/DWP is now actively encouraging people to 'Check if you would be better off on UC'....
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