I have just walked out of a meeting with a welfare benefits person who said everything I'd submitted to the DLA and the appeal was 'rubbish', 'over-kill' and 'gobble-de-gook'. A life I'd lived through for the last four years was quashed. I want to give up but I am not getting any better and I have to think about how I will be in 10 years. He said fibromyalgia just meant I had pains in my muscles and the Arthritis was pain in my muscles and the DLA are not that interested in these.
The 'You might get this part of DLA because when using your normal aid you: can’t walk
can only walk a short distance without severe discomfort could become very ill if you try to walk' meant 'my life would be in danger if I did walk on my own', if my walking caused heart or lung failure.
Help ANYONE PLEASE.