I have cried more about this than my terminal diagnosis

My experience began in 2015 when diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. I received a certificate to sort my PIP. I thought this was ok until 6 months later when i received a review form. I filled it in thinking this was the norm. I was asked to a face to face but was in hospital with sepsis so could not attend.

6 months later i received another. . i did the same. Filled it and was asked again to a face to face. I then rang macmillan to enquire. They said this was not right and rang. The DWP stated it was a mistake. 6 months later…..you get it! Another.

A photo of KrissyWith an appointment for face to face. I rang asked for a home visit but asked why? Lie after lie…that is all. They blamed me, my nurse, computers. I went to social media as i was devastated. It has been a worry for nearly 3 years. I think it is sorted..but we shall wait 6 months.

I have cried more about this than my terminal diagnosis. I now take antidepressants and worry about money always. This has to stop.

Krissy

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3 thoughts on “I have cried more about this than my terminal diagnosis

  1. 1.Do you subscribe to “Benefits and Work”? Not a govt. site it advises how to succeed in getting benefits and how to appeal. Totally worth the £12discounted subs if you can scrape that together and will save you so much cash in the long run.
    2. You can now tape record assesssments if you bring your own kit ie a smart phone and a separate mic (buy form Amazon vv cheap ). Download a recording App like “Just Record”. Attach mic to a mug (bring that with you) or pencil pot between you and the assessor.
    3. Also get the “Disability Rights Handbook” it tells you all you need to know re.how the system should work and how to win. online.

    Good luck so sorry you are having such a hard time and wishing you a speedy and successful recovery.

    1. Great advice there, but I do feel the need to point out that this lady has terminal breast cancer. There is no speedy or successful recovery from this. It is a terminal disease.

  2. 1.Do you subscribe to “Benefits and Work”? Not a govt. site it advises how to succeed in getting benefits and how to appeal. Totally worth the £12discounted subs if you can scrape that together and will save you so much cash in the long run.
    2. You can now tape record assesssments if you bring your own kit ie a smart phone and a separate mic (buy form Amazon vv cheap ). Download a recording App like “Just Record”. Attach mic to a mug (bring that with you) or pencil pot between you and the assessor.
    3. Also get the “Disability Rights Handbook” it tells you all you need to know re.how the system should work and how to win. online.

    Good luck so sorry you are having such a hard time and wishing you a speedy and successful recovery.

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