BY REGISTERED POST
Your Reference: Claim Number 69-1962034S
The Officer in Charge
State Pension (Non-Contributory) Section
Social Welfare Services
Department of Social Protection
March 16th 2011
RE: SHORTFALL IN DISABILITY PAYMENTS AND STATE PENSION APPLICATION
I have received a letter dated March 8th 2011 from Margaret Langton C.O.
in the Correspondence Section of your Department.
In her letter, Ms Langton states that the matter relating to the
shortfall in my Disability Allowance payments can only be decided if I
fill in an application form for the State Pension (Non-Contributory).
As I have stated in my registered letter to you of March 5th 2011, I
estimate that the Disability Allowance payment shortfall in question is
in the region of 5,700 Euros (or so), and growing at a rate of
approximately 100 Euros per week.
In case that for any reason you are unaware of my letter to you dated
March 5th 2011, a copy of the text of the letter can be viewed at the
Up to the time I received Ms Langton's letter of March 8th 2011, I
believed it would probably be best for me to not fill in the application
form for the Non-Contributory State Pension, partly because I was unsure
as to whether I should mention the 5,700 Euros (or so) shortfall:
allowing for the "means tested" nature of the Non-Contributory State
However, there was a second and much more important reason why I felt it
might be best for me to delay applying for the Non-Contributory State
Pension, and it relates to a letter dated August 9th 2010 which I
received from John Doherty, who is a Private Secretary to former
Minister for Social Protection Eamon O' Cuiv TD.
The August 9th 2010 letter I received from Mr Doherty (copy attached)
led me to believe that former Minister O' Cuiv would be conducting a
responsible investigation into the issues I raised in an e-mail titled
"Payments stopped" that I sent to him on June 16th 2010.
A copy of my June 16th 2010 e-mail to former Minister for Social
Protection O' Cuiv, which was primarily addressed to Leslie Morgan of
the UK Northern Ireland Social Security Agency, can be viewed at the
following www location:
It would be very much appreciated if a) you would please take
very careful note of the contents of the e-mail at the www address
(containing the date 16 June 2010) immediately above, and b)
please also avoid sending anybody to talk to me about any of several
issues involved with this letter -- who is not thoroughly familiar with
the contents of this letter, and with the contents of the June 16th 2010
e-mail as well -- please. I make these requests because "explosive
anger" is one of the main -- and most worrying for me -- of the symptoms
of the C-PTSD injuries I suffer from: please find copy of letter
relating to this matter dated October 28th 2005 written by Dr Michael
McCavert GP attached; and, the more that public officials appear to be
"playing games of deception" with me regarding the overall set of
exceptionally serious social issues in question, the more vulnerable I
tend to become (regarding such angry outbursts) while attempting to
discuss the overall set of matters in question with them.
As I have not received any follow-up (of any kind) to the
August 9th 2010 letter I received from Mr Doherty (Private Secretary to
former Minister O' Cuiv), and as it now seems to me that former Minister
O' Cuiv never did carry out the responsible investigation I have been
hoping he might, I am sending a copy of this letter to the recently
appointed new Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD: in the hope
that she will look at the whole overall situation in a holistic manner,
and abandon all of what I see as the grossly irresponsible fragmentation
and trivialisation of the approach being used, in relation to my
situation, by public officials and bodies up to now.
With further reference to the "playing games of deception" matter I have
referred to above, I feel I should also point out to you that the
culmination of the "wrong doings" by public officials and bodies that Dr
McCavert referred to in his October 25th 2005 letter, are well represented (in
my view) by the contents of the e-mail I sent to Chief Justice John L.
Murray on March 14th 2011: which, as can be seen at the www address
below, I copied to Minister Joan Burton TD, and to the European Central
Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
Titled "Why are our public servants unlawfully abandoning the core
part of our Constitution?", the e-mail in question can be viewed
at the following www location:
There is further (and much earlier) closely associated information
relating to the ongoing and wide-ranging difficulties I have very
briefly outlined in the e-mail at the www address immediately above to
Chief Justice Murray, which I have stated in the registered
letters I sent to Mary Carr (Community Welfare Officer, Health
Care Centre, Ballinasloe, County Galway) on February 16th 2009, and to
Dr Anne Jeffers (Consultant Psychiatrist, Loughrea Day Centre) on
November 20th 2008. The texts of the two registered letters in question,
together with the scanned copies of the associated Post Office receipts
can be viewed at the following two www locations:
Dr Anne Jeffers:
A copy of the text of this letter will be placed at the following www
E-mail Address: email@example.com
c/o Finnerty’s Shop, New Inn, Ballinasloe, County Galway.
1) Copy of letter dated August 9th 2010 from former Minister O' Cuiv's Social and Family Affairs Office.
2) Copy of "To Whom It May Concern" letter dated October 28th
2005 written by Dr Michael McCavert GP.
3) Completed SPNC 1 Application Form for State Pension
(Non-Contributory) together with associated notes (two off), and a set
of eight financial statements.
COPY TO: (via Registered Post):
Joan Burton TD Minister for Social Protection,
Aras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1