Did they also take into account all that was mentioned by the evidence provided? Like side effects of medications, fatigue, pain, anxiety and other symptoms that might make difficult to do everyday tasks? This is another problematic area according to … Continue reading Did your assessor read and understand the information provided by your healthcare professionals?
Having been someone who has always had a disposition to mental health problems, clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder, I had to be signed off work 1998 -2000. I returned to work as soon as I was able. 2010 was … Continue reading “In December of 2017, I was called in for a further work capability assessment…”
A few of the many replies we have received so far to this question. There is no reason to add any comments, they speak for themselves. These are well paid assessors which, according to the DWP, are supposed to be … Continue reading Would you say that your PIP or ESA assessor understood your disabilities and conditions?
Five years ago, I started volunteering for a mental health charity in my hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. This has given me frequent unsettling insight into the impact austerity policies, enacted by the government since 2010, have had on our members. For … Continue reading Austerity has had a devastating impact on people living with mental health problems
I tried to do more paid work this week, but failed. My Physio told me that my muscles on the back had seized up. This meant I had chronic pain after taking part in more employment. It was very frustrating, … Continue reading “I tried to do more paid work this week, but failed”
I had to appeal twice for ESA and once for PIP, I won every time. They always ignored my medical history and the letters provided by my doctors. For PIP I went from 0 points at assessment to 32 at … Continue reading “I had to appeal twice for ESA and once for PIP”
I have been on sickness benefit since 1998. I was awarded Incapacity Benefit in 1998 and an indefinite award of DLA . In 2005 I was reassessed for IB, where the assessor scored me zero points -same as now with … Continue reading “The MR was turned down with the same excuse”
I am a Person Centered Counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (cbt), practicing in work until my accident in 2009. I claimed ESA, I had to go to a tribunal to get what I needed (as the benefit letter says “this … Continue reading “I had to go to a tribunal to get what I needed”
I’m a 56 year old former teacher. I originally had to give up work following a serious assault by a pupil, 15 years ago. I also have a genetic degenerative condition which has deteriorated badly in the last 10 years. … Continue reading “My experiences have still been the stuff of nightmares”
I am now plagued by violent and suicidal thoughts daily. Thanks wca. Blatant cull of the sick & poor and Brexit’s all we hear about on the news… no word of a human cull of tens of thousands per year, … Continue reading “The WCA was/is traumatic”