I’ve gone from a great salary to being unable to work due to a heart condition. I will be honest and admit it never crossed my mind what disabled people go through to get on in life when I was … Continue reading I’m currently fighting a appeal for PIP
Having to prove that I am a disabled person, when my chronic and incurable impairments are fully documented by the NHS is an absolute insult, frightening, degrading and a whole waste of public money. The so-called Welfare Reforms have not … Continue reading It is a Human Rights atrocity
My conditions are a mix of genetic and acquired. They will never get better, only worse. I am a 24/7 fall risk and a danger to employers because of the amount and types of medication I am on. Yet DWP … Continue reading Please leave me alone, I want peace
My sister was denied benefits when her DLA stopped. She is bipolar with very poor mobility caused by RA and lupus, she is also in a lot of pain. She was told she is not disabled enough to get benefits. … Continue reading My sister was denied benefits when her DLA stopped
One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had, benefit reforms from DLA to pip. The two assessor pressurised me for 1 hour 35 minutes and kept on dismissing anything that I said that wasn’t on there stupid computer. The worst … Continue reading One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had
I have been severely affected by my moving onto Universal Credit from ESA, also by moving from DLA onto PIP and the changing of Support for Mortgage Interest from being a benefit into a loan. This combined with my health … Continue reading I have been severely affected by my moving onto Universal Credit from ESA
I am autistic and also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, as well as OCD with depressive tendencies and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have also been receiving treatment within the last six months for PTSD. The cumulative effect of these conditions on my life is extremely inhibiting and debilitating. Despite trying to work, I have lost two jobs in the last ten years due to disability-related poor health.
The Government creation, hand-in-hand with the right wing media, of a hostile environment for disabled people makes my life far, far harder and more stressful than it need be. For example, I spent most of 2017 with my support worker (who I know I’m lucky to have helping me) fighting the DWP and their health assessors to get a decision as to the level of ESA they intended to give me. I have now been put in the support group but I live in fear that at any time this entitlement could be taken from me.
I lost a lot and missed out on so much becoming chronically ill 25 years ago, my daughters growing up, my marriage, the final years of loved ones, my business and career, making positive life choices. But my latest PIP … Continue reading My latest PIP Assessment is the closest to breaking me
I have a long term back problem that a neurosurgeon at the royal Hallamshire will not operate on due to the danger of making me incontinent. He stated it is a life long illness for which I take tramadol for … Continue reading Broke down in tears today
I am an autistic person who finds it difficult to get full-time, stable work as a result of my condition. I am fortunate because of the support I have got from my family and the opportunity I was given via … Continue reading I am very lucky I never ended up using a food bank