It took time but I got it. She says she is sorry that I have found myself in such an unfortunate set of circumstances as a result of legislative changes to Incapacity benefits. And I should rest assured that she has brought my concerns to the attention of Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care Services and Lord Freud. Paliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work & Pensions. I feel quite good about this and although it is too late for me as I claim other benefits for now, it gives a glimmer of hope for others in this predicament. In my letter to her I mentioned that as of 21st June is was stated that the government recognised fibromyalgia as a potentially disabling illness and I questioned her stance on the matter considering what is happening to such sufferers. I am not starting a slanging match here in any way and I have no wish for it to turn into such either as it does mention politics etc. But what I am hoping is that members will seriously think about contacting their MP(for their chosen party) and ask them what their stance is and remind them of the supposed recognition by the gvernment. State your case in the fact of how many years it is since you were diagnosed and how it effects you and how we as sufferers are treated at the hands of the DWP and ATOS. Maybe if enough of us do it and we have MPs bringing it up with the powers that be we just may be able to make them aware of how wrong it all is. Should this need to be removed I fully understand xxxxx(she says she will write to me again when she recieves a response)
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