Today I have my PIP assessment and I’m so nervous. I know how badly my Fibro and ME affect me yet I feel like I’ve got to prove to these strangers that I’m disabled enough to deserve financial help from the government.
I’ve been unable to work for the past 6 months, financially my partner & I are on our ass and yet everywhere says we can’t get help because he earns too much.
I’d like to challenge them to live on what we currently do and still tell me we earn too much.
He’s a soldier and so he can be away anytime and for any length of time which leaves me struggling to do daily tasks. The army don’t consider me as anything as I’m ‘just’ his girlfriend and therefore I don’t count as a spouse despite the fact that we live together as if we are married and have done for two years.
It’s getting me down so much having to rely on him financially and I’m at my wits end. I can’t even go to the shop to buy milk if we run out at home because he needs his card on him in case they have to go out on a training exercise for days on end at short notice and I have 0 money in my account.
The stress surely can’t be helping with my recovery or pain management levels yet that’s not a concern for the government.
Sorry for the rant. I’m stressed about this morning as I’m having to go alone (Army couldn’t give him the day off to come with me) and I have no family down south with us and my friends all live miles away.
Hope you’re all having pain free days. You deserve them ❤️