My sister was denied benefits when her DLA stopped. She is bipolar with very poor mobility caused by RA and lupus, she is also in a lot of pain. She was told she is not disabled enough to get benefits. They did not listen to her nor to her doctors.
They fabricated one lie after the other on the report. With her DLA she used to pay for a cleaner four hours a week and someone to do her shopping. Now she is on her own, with the money they give her she can barely afford to eat!
I try to help her but I work and have two kids, not easy for me & I live one hour away from her. It is a big worry. She can’t handle it, she can’t go out. The social worker gives her a person for 15 minutes a day but that is not enough to do the shopping and all the cleaning. She says there is no budget to give her more.
It is obvious to everyone she needs more help. With her doctors and social workers she is now going through the appeal procedure, unfortunately we were warned it could take over 18 months. What one is supposed to do in the meantime?