Made redundant 5 years ago, spent 4 years claiming JSA because my mortgage was insured for 3 years (with a PPI that payed up!) and because I believed I could work again.
Last March I realised I wasn't going to get another job after 400 applications 50 or so interviews and aged 53 with an Ataxia, so I claimed ESA and was transferred.
A year and a half later I've been invited to attend a Work Capability Assessment on June 14. it doesn't really bother me because it's obvious why I can't get another job (oh wait!
The problem is, how do I explain the paradox of still being independent (albeit at great effort) with not being able to get a job?
I can't find any threads on this topic but I guess a lot of us have had a similar conversation with DWP?