Letter came with another 4 envelopes from works and pensions. I have been unsuccessful in my claim as had been awarded zero, nil, zilch points.
My contributions based benefit has been cancelled as at 20th March and if I want I can apply for jobseekers allowance. Unfortunately (for me), contributions based jobseekers allowance is only payable for 182 days and I had half of this before being signed off as sick.
The letter said I only showed limited movements in my lower limbs and could only see out of one eye. As I was only on "normal" painkillers ( 8 x 30/500 Co-codamol) and Amytriptilene and Duloxetine, I was quite able to work. Plus, I could get on and off the toilet on my own and don't wet/soil myself and can still iron clothes. What they omitted to say was that my husband has put a device in place which enables me to get off the toilet on my own and the "iron" is a little light weight travel iron which I can only use for 15mins at a time on a good day.
What is my next step in the appeal process ?
Sorry for sounding off but I am so frustrated. To cap it all, one of the other letters was telling me that my new retirement date is my 66th birthday.
Makes me wonder why I worked for 40 years and still brought up two step children. Sacrificed having a child of my own, never had expensive holidays abroad and have never owed anyone anything.