My depression is really bad now, I can’t afford the part time help I used to have

PIP is meant to destroy and kill people.  I scored zero points for everything, the HP wrote whatever she wanted, omitted important information and jumped to conclusions. She never wrote in her report I have a stoma, that I have severe abdominal pain 90% of the time, she never said that my anaemia  makes me feel very weak and some days I don’t get up and she said that I have a mild type of depression,  easily controlled with drugs. Bollocks I tried to kill myself twice.

She said I go on holidays and out shopping with friends. I had told her that I have been unable to go on holidays for over 10 years and I spend weeks without going out at all, because of the pain, fatigue and depression. I certainly do not go out shopping with friends!  I only do what is absolutely required. She wrote I enjoy cooking and I bake cakes. I am physically unable to cook and bake cakes and my diet is severely restricted, I wouldn’t be able to eat what I cook.

I sent the letters of four hospital specialists, my social worker and my GP, they ignored those. My MP wrote to them and was told that I was assessed by a specialist fully qualified to conduct this assessment and what she decided trumps all other evidence. She was not even a doctor and she struggled to understand  medical terminology. The appeal system is difficult, I appealed in December last year and I am still waiting for a tribunal date. My depression is really bad now, I can’t afford the part time help I used to have, life is very difficult now. They also lie and get away with it, I am very angry.

Sarah

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