I've just got off the phone with a pleasant chap from the benefits office, who needed more information about my conditions (fibro & ptsd) as i'd been awarded 0 points at my medical in august. Personally i felt like asking him if the lady who did my medical was ignorant to the fact that i use a walking stick, could lift one leg about 1 inch off the bed and the other i couldn't lift at all. Apparantly because both my conditions fluctuate it makes it harder for me to be assessed. They don't take into account that if you live on your own you have no choice but to do things like go out on your own from time to time even though you know that you will suffer for at least 24hrs afterwards. He also told me that he had no record that i was under a psychiatrist and that my own gp has confirmed the diagnosis but had not told them about how the two conditions affect me. I know they have a job to do in stopping those who put in false claims but why do the rest of us have to pay the price. Sorry for venting but i'm fuming at the mo
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