We received this message with a poem. Please share it widely as much as you can. It is very hard to read, do not read on if you are already struggling but it needs to be seen by as many … Continue reading “The cloud turns darker day by day”
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?
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 am almost 69 and 3 years ago had a Capita assessment, as I am wheelchair dependent due to MS. Previously I had full DLA benefits, but was reduced to basic. The DA lied by saying I could walk 20 … Continue reading “Previously I had full DLA benefits, but was reduced to basic”
When I first applied for PIP, I had to go to an assessment in the City Centre (I am agoraphobic with BPD and CPTSD with suicidal ideation and hear voices). I had my Carer with me and by the time I … Continue reading “Every day is a battle within me fighting against my suicidal thoughts”
Mum passed away a few weeks after having her benefits taken away by a Capita “nurse”. I spent months trying to file official complaints to Capita and the DWP. They just passed the buck between each other. In our case … Continue reading “Mum passed away a few weeks after having her benefits taken away”
Around 3 months ago in September the one thing I have been dreading for the last few years finally landed on my letterbox. The dreaded Brown Envelope with the Letter from the DWP telling me my DLA is ending and … Continue reading “My High Award of DLA was being reduced by 60%”
I am not disabled, but I have recently helped my cousin with her PIP application. The form is bad enough, she could not have done it on her own, but the face to face assessment is just cruel, with some … Continue reading “The assessment has made her mentally worse, she is scared now”
Last week I received the decision after my face to face PIP assessment. Scored 0. I had an indefinite DLA award. Now I am stuffed! Losing my mobility component means I won’t be able to go anywhere. It is very … Continue reading “Losing my mobility component means I won’t be able to go anywhere”