I just did the Ataxia survey and it seems that is where I am at, 78% of us in the same boat it seems. I have finally given up on the idea that I am going back to work, not because I feel I can't do a job it is just actually getting there. I explored every avenue only to hit a brick wall every time. There is a gov scheme in place that is meant to pay for travel expenses for a whole year, but the catch is you actually have to be working to get on the scheme, sadly I was on a break when everything hit me. There is also job centre plus that is meant to help, in my case It was totally useless, I didn't have to attend they told me and wished I hadn't as I only lost the money that I had to pay out in cab fares to get there and back. I think the gov are putting money into these schemes, I just don't think they realise that the people that it is meant for never see it! Not sure if anyone has been in this boat! I have now lived on benefit for a full three years and it has been very hard, no treats and all these cab fares to hospital have all come out of my own pocket. So as I reach my 55th Birthday this year I am going to retire, so no more having to feel like have to bow down before government anymore, but this is a question that I would ask anyone in my situation, when I drop my ESA claim am I still classified as disabled? I was told that you are disabled if the DWP recognise that you receive more than one benefit, I currently get ESA enhanced and PIP. I must admit whatever the answer I will still take my pension, but it would be good to know. Not to leave this on a total downer, it will enable me to try and get a life back and I really do have some plans for next year.
I am going to find out if I drown in a swimming pool, I don't think I will, I want to have a go a quad biking as I can no longer drive a car and I have never been on a horse before!
Anyway thank you if you read this.