My husband has lost his PIP after an awful assessment by a nurse

My husband has lost his PIP after an awful assessment by a nurse that knew nothing about him, just his name. She had no idea about how his conditions affect his daily life and he needs caring for on a daily basis. His needs have not changed and his conditions have got worse. She ignored all the medical evidence and so did the DWP when the MR was done. Losing the care element of PIP meant that non dependent deductions apply, we lost all our housing benefit and most of our council tax, adding an extra financial burden.

So now my young adults are responsible for the rent and council tax , we also have an overpayment to try and clear. So less money coming in but more money to find and this has left us in a financial mess with some bills not been paid. My husband  is appealing but In our area the wait is 41 weeks. A very long time with the added stress and anxiety of how bills will be paid, my husbands health conditions made worse by the added stress.

Jenny

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