As I have written before, I’ve been on “sick leave” for over two years now and the next step was to apply for WIA benefits. So that’s what I did on august 27th of 2020, with the help of my therapist since I have trouble understanding some stuff.
It started with the fact that they needed some extra information and they asked my employer for it. Which was a little off since they needed information that only I could give in the detail they needed it in. Uwv took their time responding to our question of what kind of extra information they needed so on oktober 20th 2020 they received the extra information.
On oktober 26th 2020 I received a letter to invite me for a conversation with the Dr. to see if I would qualify for the WIA benefits. Well, this didn’t go according to plan. The weekend before the appointment I got sick. To the point that I had to get a Covid test. I’ll tell more about that in another blog,
So the appointment got rescheduled for november the 24th. It already started when entering the building, I don’t mind wearing a mask but most disinfectant gels make me want to puke. The lady behind the front desk noticed that and told me that the disinfectand was not mandatory… yet the securityguard guided us directly to it.
While my psychologist and I were waiting to be called in, the security on guard on that floor walked over to us and said we shouldn’t be there because we were coughing. Both of us got tested for Covid and were both negative. The appointment started a half our late and the Dr. didn’t do their homework at all. It felt rushed and I noticed that I didn’t get seen at all. This is something that I struggle to notice, but picked up on it straight away. While leaving she told us that she needed about two weeks to finish the report, thereby also suggesting that I would actually receive the report.
Two weeks go by and I didn’t reveive a thing. This brings us to january 7th 2021. I called the Uwv to tell them it wat taking very long. I still didn’t have the report while the Dr. said it would take about two weeks. It turns out that the report was written on december the 21st 2020 and that I would get the report when the decision was made. The lady on the phone would contact the Dr. and tell here that I would like the report sooner then that. If she agreed, I would receive the papers within the next two weeks.
On januari the 14th I got a call. A decision has been made… With no report in sight it was a hard one to prepare for. My psychologist let me do this by my self as long as I would keep in mind that there’s always a possibility to object to the decision.
The day after the decision was told to me by phone and the result’s not what I thought it would be. The WIA benefits were denied. The guy on the phone was an absolute proffesional and made sure I understood everything. He also understood where I was comming from and that’s a huge plus for me.
The day after the decision was told to me, the report was in my mailbox. It turns out that our (psychologist and myself) feeling was right. The report is filled with loads of mistakes and untruths.
So the next step in this process will be to object. We’ve got until the first of march to submit our papers.
Wish me luck!