After trawling through countless advice sites, it does appear that I'm caught in a 'catch-22' situation regarding my health and ESA and JSA.
Apparently, I'm not going to be able to fulfil the requirements for JSA because my COPD affects me too much. Ergo, I'm not fit enough to work. But on the other hand, I'm just not sick enough to be entitled to ESA either, because both Atos and the DWP have decided so, and my recent tribunal agreed [though awarding me 6-points for the COPD]. I think I might be having a total meltdown, as I just can't stop laughing at my predicament.
If anyone else here has found themselves in the same dilemma, would you kindly offer me advice on what I could possibly do to rectify my situation. Thank you.
The following link makes fantastic reading: dpac.uk.net/2013/03/more-ch...
Righto, I'm off to the bedroom to stuff my face into a pillow - no, not because I feel suicidal, it's just to prevent my neighbours from hearing me howl with insane laughter.