Like so many of you I am worried sick about the new changes to those receiving Sickness and Disability Benefits. Looking at information I have researched online I see deep flaws in the way the new medical assessments are going to be conducted. So with this in mind I wrote to my local MP Jesse Norman to ask not why his government has decided to do this (I agree with the theory) but why so far so many people who really cannot work are pursuing appeals after failing the new assessment. I have my own answer already, the work capability assessment is flawed, people cannot be put into boxes, illnesses and disabilities don't work like that.
Personally I believe the tests should be conducted on how your illness/disability affects you environmentally, meaning any limitations/difficulties you encounter in your daily life.
Today I received both letters from my MP and Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Minster for Employment. Both letters alone were insulting in that they couldn't even spell my name, and of course both contained the usual clap trap and political speak and answered none of my questions.
What I want from you guys is your response to this issue, sensible questions and worries please in bullet point form so that I can comply these into a questionnaire for this Friday 10th December. Deadline Thursday night, so I have time on Friday to do this.
Finally to those of you interested in seeing the response I have so far please email me with your email address and I will send you a copy.
Cheers Katina (and they both couldn't spell that either).