just been to appeal finally after 9 months wait. Not good to be honest i didnt win my appeal and have been left with the same points i went in with. If i am honest i sent in over 100 pages of evidence including 4 medical reports done for my old employers laying out exactly what i can and cant do since my diagnosis and i dont believe that they had read any off it which i find discussing, i found they only questioned the medical report done by ATOS. i get 6 points for standing and sitting and nothing for mobility even though i can not walk no more than 50 meters but because i MAYBE able to do it in a WHEELCHAIR they awarded me no points. The thing that hurts the most that i have fought for my life and fought to stay out of a wheelchair and come so far these past few years but they dont care really they dont they just want to put us all into a box and forget what we have to go through on a daily basis.
I am disgusted and worried what the future will hold for me and my condition
My welfare officer supported me on the day and was also shocked by the decision and has told me that i can ask for a break down how the decision was made but how can i do continue to fight when the question is written Can u mobilise with walking aids/ wheelchair 50 meters, 100 meters or 200 meters??? they are not bothered if u do not use a wheelchair it is the fact that i could if i had one !!!!
Think we will all be ordering our wheelchairs soon and see how much that costs the government......... My understanding was they wanted to save money
Gud luck with all ur fights hope u get what u all rightly deserve if u are in this position xx