New DSP Impairment Tables Jun 2, 2012 13:49:46 GMT 7
Post by anx1973 on Jun 2, 2012 13:49:46 GMT 7
I have been on DSP on and off for about 11 years , my payment was cancelled about midway through that time period .
I have a social disorder and get terrible anxiety when around people . I'm 38 .
Recently I have tried to take th first steps to gaining some part time work . However I have come around to thinking about completely forgetting the idea .
It was my wife's idea but to be honest , i know I wont be able to hack it .
I had a JCA done by a local doctor and then went to a meeting at a job service.
My case manager there that I met was really good , in term's of pretecting my DSP . This meeting remember was voluntary , I wanted it .
At the meeting he asked me to assess certain thing's. Most of my abilties were put in the ' severe ' term but my confidence was put ' moderate ' .
Since I have heard about the unlimited portability , I would like to apply for it . As I am having second thought's about being able to get work and keep it . Do you think my volunteering for the job search will have a detrimental effect on my getting the unlimited portability ? I feel if I could travel back in time a month then I would be a ' shoe in ' except as I have recently taken this step maybe it will hurt my chances ?
Also as I said the dude at the job service is really good , do you think I could even get him to change the JCA to one which would be looked more kindly in term's of the portability ? ie : confidence back to severe ?
I havent worked for 11 years but the fact I have looked for work the last few weeks , will it hurt my chances ?
Hi Anx. I would say that yes, going to see one of those agencies will now be used against you. This is exactly what they want us all to do, so that they can seize control of our career and now even our treatments.
The job guy might be being nice to you, but that is because, the harder a case you are to find work for, the more they get paid for having you on their books.
Your age will also be a barrier. While just outside the age group they are targeting to get back into the workforce, those under 35, you are not far off that. They would assess you as having another 30 years in the workforce, based on qualification for OAP.
I find it sus that they have marked your confidence as moderate. Since your ability to interact with other people, is your biggest barrier to working, they have down played this issue, by bumping up your status. They might not want to change that.
I was marked in my JCA as having less than average reading and writing skills, because there were plenty of cleaning jobs around they wanted to put me into, despite years of computer and secretarial experience prior to having kids.
JCA's cannot be changed easily, nor by our own choosing. They are carefully crafted documents, designed to say we are fit to work, when we are not. We have no right to steer their contents away from their own goals.
JCA's are not usually done by GP's, they only complete the medical details. Was your JCA done at the employment agency, or by a Centrelink worker operating out of a GP's clinic?
To change your JCA and your rating, you need to generate a new Job Capacity Assessment interview. You could try just asking C/L for one, explaining that there has been a change in your circumstances. The other way to do it is to lodge a medical certificate with C/L, this will generate one.
However, since you are already on DSP and not subject to having to look for work at the moment, they might not want to accept a certificate exempting you from same.
Thanks for the reply spaceyone , yeah I have a feeling I have shot myself in the foot :-( .