How do you go about dealing with the council? Well I have tried kindly, patiently, and have yet to try with a baseball bat
I mean, how hard can it be… I have a child with special needs, the council told me to apply for various things that I am entitled to (their words), I have been paying taxes for many, many years and I should not feel guilty about applying although due to my upbringing in a weird sort of way I do.
So I phone up, they ask me a bunch of questions, and then send me a form; no actually make that a book… better still a book and an encyclopedia that I must read first in order to be able to fill the book in. They need documentation and verification of everything: addresses, names, dates, reports, history the list really does go on to the moon and back.
I phone them up and ask them a few questions, and they then inform me that I have two weeks in which to gather all the information and if I need more then I simply have to fill another form in asking for an extension. :roll eyes:
So I need to get a load people (from all over the place): speech therapists, educational psychologists, doctors, class teachers, and old health visitors to send us relevant information within two weeks. For this to happen requires a minor miracle.
I wonder what would happen if we adopted the same approach to paying our council tax? Perhaps we should send them a book to fill in asking for indiviual reports from the local road maintenance team, the librarian, various police patrol officers, parking ticket inspectors, road sweepers… sorry I mean road inspection maintenance executives. Oh, and they need to get it back to us in two weeks as we can’t back date anything…
There, I feel a lot better now! I wonder how long this will last.
For now I have decided to take the I ‘CBA approach’. To save sending you a notebook with terms it means ‘Can’t Be Arsed’, besides I am pretty sure they’ll expect me to go through the same process on a regular basis…
Do any of you guys have any tips to dealing and doing such things?