Since leaving my unsupportive husband,I have had lots of mixed messages from officialdom! I was awarded ESA with no difficulty, but had my direct payments (& PA) withdrawn, because I don't fit the criteria in this area!
My new GP has been rubbish. Then a glimmer of hope - a really helpful consultant at the Fibro clinic.
This week I start hydrotherapy & next week I see an OT about coping.
Out of the blue a social worker from adult services appears on the scene & overrides the decision about having help, so I AM going to get direct payments again. And a visit to see if I can get any adaptations or gizmos.
The dreaded letter from DLA.
I need to re-apply. At the moment I get high rate in both care & mobility, but although my health is actually worse now, I no longer have a carer (my husband) & certainly don't have a GP to uphold my claim. Also the new application forms are so unfairly worded. No longer asking how you are at your worst, they want to know exactly how you manage everything.Also asking for letters from consultants etc, I've got loads of those, but all saying that nothing specific can be found during tests, as is usual with Fibro.
I'm going to hang on until I see the OT at the hospital before I fill in the forms, but with all the cut backs, i'm not feeling very optimistic.