To: Oreogn DHS
Is it just me, or is just that everything you have told me about what to do or what is supposed to happen continues to change.
I feel like I am in some kind of Darwinian experiment where not only is everything constantly changing but evolving into more work for me.
I feel that I have been very patient with this whole process even to the point of volunteering my time to review supposed progress and provide support to an ongoing situation. All this despite the fact that it is your agency that violated my civil rights and continues to make it a long, winding and difficult path to obtain services to which I am eligible and entitled to receive.
It should be apparent, at this point, that anyone who reviews all that has transpired will see rampant inconsistent behavior, gross continued incompetence, and a most disastrous inability to deliver services in a timely and professional manner.
I do not understand the reason why I am consistently treated so poorly by your agency and its employees. The caviler, unprofessional and self-serving behavior that is directed towards me is unwarranted, and only causes further delay in the processing of my benefits and the delivery of services and benefits that I am, by law, entitled to.
This kind of experience continues to aggravate my health conditions, makes my healing process that much more complicated, difficult and prolonged. Not to mention costing the state and federal governments more money.
Every six months it is the same sad story of mistakes, confusion and excuses. This combined with meaningless apologies, an unwillingness to change and seemingly vast and bold management level practice of covering up of any wrongdoing on the part of managers of your department.
I have every right to be upset, angry and frustrated by the experience presented to me by employees and management of the Oregon Department of Human Services and its Self Sufficiency Centers.
It seems clear to me now that in the State of Oregon, that the poor, disadvantaged and disabled are really just an after thought. We continue to be treated with indifference and callous behavior from those who are supposed to be helping us. The continued "need" of the politicians to balance state and federal budgets by removing benefits from those who have no other means only proves that in our "modern" society people in my situation are viewed as a burden. After all, what possible contribution to society can a person with a disability make.
It would appear that standing up for my civil rights has only made my situation more difficult and continues to make the delivery of benefits a frustrating and protracted affair.
Maybe that is the intent of the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. Seems like a good plan. If we make it difficult to find, apply and obtain benefits then the state spends less money. Those who complain about it will have even more difficulties.
Frankly, this sheep is sorry to have rocked the boat. I suppose I should just get back in line a take a number and wait my turn.
Oh, wait! That's right I forgot. My wheelchair won't fit through the door and there is no place for me to wait in line. If its all right with the State of Oregon I'll just crawl down the stairs and lie here on the floor until my number is called. Sorry to have been a bother and an interruption. You can go back to kicking me now.
It takes a lot to really piss me off. Congratulations.