Being sick or disabled, your focus should be on getting better, or managing your condition/s as best you can. Your focus should not be on whether or not your disability payment landed in your bank account on time – meaning you’re safe for two weeks until its time to worry and fret all over again. 2am on payment day rolls around again and I’m sweating, I feel sick, I’m slipping into a panic attack – will it be in or not?
Am I going to have to spend the next few weeks battling with the DWP to try and find out why I’ve been taken off and try to reinstate it? How will I cope without money? How will I pay bills? How will I feed my pets, pets that provide invaluable comfort and assistance? Will I be able to get help from anywhere? Will my family or friends be able to help, if I even have any? Am I going to get bailiffs coming to my door over missed payments? How will I get to my appointments without the money to pay for transport? Will I be evicted?
Will this latest denial finally be the one to kill me off?
Sick and disabled people have enough to worry about, financially, physically and mentally, we do not deserve to be subjected to this type of torture. We did not ask for this, we should not get it.