ApplieD for DLA last year which got no no straight away as they wrote to my GP who said I manage to get to surgery ok ( my husband drives me there) and I manage to look after my children ( my husband does this also) honestly feel gutted by her comments as I now feel she thinks I am swinging the lead - have been self employed since 1990 and neverclaimed for a sick day at All but been very ill since xmas so in desperation asked this same GP for sick note which she gave me but had to ask “ why what do you do ” !!!!!! This is the GP who apparently knows how my fibro affects my life but never even bothered to ask what I do for a living !!!!!!!!!! ( I have ran my own vintage shops since 1990 but had to close in 2010 as frankly I can no longer do it ) anyway DLA was thrown out seems they have sent me papers for a court appearance for an appeal on 16th April but I don't remember doing this thing is I can't go as I also have a veeerry long waited for hosp appt that day about my arms and hands which keep going nunb so really don't want to cancle this - has anyone else had an appeal they didn't turn up to ????????????
I sent the sicknotes in for a claim for ESA and seems I'm not getting that either !!!!!!!! I am quite stuck - I have been self employed since 1990 and paid nat ins etc I can't carry on with the job as I restored and painted furniture etc which I quite simply cannot carry on doing but seems I can't claim sick money so what is the point of me keep getting sick notes - all veeeerry confusing and if anyone else has been in similar situation any advice would be very gratefully received - thank you x