I am a carer for my partner who is seriously ill, he was transferred unsuccessfully from DLA to PIP with 0 points. We went through mandatory reconsideration -with the support of our MP- and still got 0 points. The woman who assessed him was not aware of his illnesses and medical conditions and simply asked him questions, most not relevant to him and completely neglected the areas which are relevant to him. Like the severe pain, his blackouts, his shaking and severe mood swings.
I lost my carer’s allowance but that does not mean I can go out and work (if only!!!) my husband needs someone with him at all times. Even more so now because after PIP he is now suicidal and his mental and physical health have now deteriorated. Because of our financial problem my mental health is not doing very well, at times I feel like running away or set myself on fire. We are now appealing but the waiting time is horrendous. I believe the reason they are doing all this is to get rid of all ill people, I see no other reasons. I can see the effect this has had on my husband, it is really bad, they are killing him, slowly and painfully.