Hello everyone I wonder if you can help me about 5 years ago I was getting the higher rate of incapacity benefits and DLA as I have fibro.
I rang the benefit people in 2008 and as I had significant saving at that time I told them that I did not want to receive the benefit any more as I thought is was the right thing to do.
Since that time I have suffered from heart problems and had a knee replacement,these two factors have magnified my problems significantly over the last few months and unfortunately the saving we had are slowly running out .
I decided to re apply to DLA to see if I could go back on the benefits I used to have !
So I filled in all the forms spoke to my doctor who supported my claim and sent off the filled in forms.
Yesterday I received a letter from DLA STATING THAT NOT ONLY WAS I NOT ENTITLED TO HIGHER RATE BUT WAS NOT ENTITLED TO ANYTHING.
I can only say that I am completely at a loss as to how they could have refused me as my illnesses are actually worse than back in 2008 when they were willing to give the benefit to me, I THOUGHT I was being community spirited by not accepting the money because I had some but is seems that I should have kept the money.
Am I wrong in feeling let down!!
I am an honest man that worked all my life to bring up my family and thought that in my hour of need my country would be their for me.
Please can someone advice me what to do next as to be honest I don't know what to do.
Whoever reads this I hope you are on a good day today.