Hi everyone , some of you may remember me posting before , I have a tumour at the bottom of my spine , I had applied for ESA as my statutory sick pay has now come to an need, I was refused this as despite working as a nurse for 36 years and 2 years in an office before that until I was old enough to start nursing , I was refused contribution based ESA. Ironically they focused on the years 2012/13 , of which 2012 I didn't pay much NI as my mum was ill and she passed away that year . I phoned them and explained this asking could they not take 2013/14 into consideration and the reason why I didn't work in 2012 , but I got a call back from them saying I was refused again. I'm at my wits end, yes I have a husband who earns a fairly good wage , but today is the day I'm going into hospital, scheduled for surgery on Friday, it is also my mums 3rd anniversary today, and worried about not having any money coming in while I recover from my op for however long it takes. I have always been a hard worker and am so desperate to get back to work and to be honest I feel the system is punishing me for being a hard worker. I'm going to stop now before I start ranting,if you have read this thank you for listening , have a good everyone , x
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