I have suffered from depression and anxiety disorders for over 30 years. I rarely leave the house, it frightens me to do so. I do not like to be around other people. I put this information on the form for my last ESA assessment, the response of the DWP was to arrange an appointment for me on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 10.30am in a town 15 miles away.The place was packed standing room only.
This was incredibly distressing for me it is difficult for me to explain. I was asked if i had considered suicide i was then asked why i had not done it, i was and am still being made to feel like garbage by the DWP. I am still being hounded by them, called into the jobcentre and asked what i am doing, threatened with sanctions.
I would really just like to be left alone rightly or wrongly it is how i try to cope with the circumstances ! am and have lived with for many years. It is difficult to live fearing a phone call or a brown envelope through the door. I now also have to worry about the coming of universal credit,i wonder if it’s worth it.