Took my DLA tribunal decision to welfare advisor with 25 years welfare experience to be told.......
or apply for ESA.
I was awarded low level care at tribunal after DWP refused my in September last year. I get 0 mobility despite being very immobile for 70% of the time and bedbound for 30%. The advisor said he had never seen a judge even award the right to appeal tribunal on a point of law against the tribunal decision and the fact my then GP had given a completely false statement about me was not an issue. He had even lied and said he had seen me when he hadnt seen me for 4 months!
Welfare thought I may get middle rate care but the risk is they may retract the meager award i have just won if i am unsuccessfull and have re applied.
He did have some interesting advice for ESA points which I will blog seperately. I explained to him that I was not prepared to worsen my health by taking up a fight with the ESA folk despite being elligible due to contributions.
I came to this decision due to the changes being drafted to introduce Pips next year and realising that I will be back where I started fighting again then in any case. I will save my fight for their next round as I need to build up energy before then.
Living in hope that health will improve before then and it may well become irrelevant.
I so desperately want OUT of this system as it screws up my head.
Warm kind thoughts to all of you stuck in the same yo yo situation!