I am a 56 year old woman, enjoyed good health up until now. I have worked in this country since the age of 13 two jobs after school and at the weekends. Then full time working up to seven days a week. Having difficulty breathing so went to the GP I have a collapsed lung and Copd. I won't bore you with detail but a so called 'health professional' at the assessment did not give me enough "points" ( I didnt realise my life had come down to be point scored" Then some civil servant at DWP decides (and I actually have this in writing !!!) that I could obtain a wheelchair from the NHS stick my Oxygen bottle to it and get myself down the job centre. I am so enraged Ive written to Theresa May, I would love to be in good health and return to the workplace I am not work shy. Asking me how far I can walk, Where do I shop , Can I go to the toilet myself this is a degrading and disgusting . I don't measure how far I can walk - life is too bloody short. All this for less than £100 a week ?? None of my employers ever contacted me when I was signed off sick by my doctor to see how much of my job I could do even though I was ill . When your GP and Hospital Consultant advise you are unfit for work, what gives these Civil Servants the right to disagree with them. What do you have to do ? go to the assessment claiming you couldn't make it on your own and needed help, go in on all fours to prove how ill you are ? I was supposed to be at the hospital having a lung function test not treated like a fraud and having to try and score enough point stop win this stupid game. This government or whichever one decided it would be a good idea to harass sick people and those with a progressive Illness should hold their heads in shame this is disgusting. Why don't they stop paying child benefit to immigrants whose children were not born here and don't live here, that would save them a fortune, and stop treating non residents for free in our NHS hospitals. They tell you not to send you explanations of your conditions, well I insisted on doing so simple fact is if you can't breathe well you can't DO ANYTHING let alone operate a wheelchair, and if you stop breathing Im sure even they can work that out. Good news is though if you have only six months to live or less you don't have to attend the assessment and hopefully you will get paid your benefit before you die. I have come to close to telling them to stick their benefit but then thought why should I ? I've paid tax and national insurance (a huge amount) for years. Im not having to appeal as the "Decision Maker" refuses to change his decision. I am going start a petition to have these interrogations stopped . If a GP and Hospital Consultant is prescribing Medication and writing you a sick note that should be more than enough for benefit to be paid. There was a woman at my assessment with Cancer and Spina Bifida for God's Sake. THIS HAS TO STOP we should not be subjected to this rubbish anymore it is wrong. Let me know if you agree .
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