I have never felt lower. I have waited over a year for the DWP to set a date for my tribunal, still no news. Last Christmas week, they announced that I would loose part of my benefit and await a tribunal to decide my fate. This Xmas week they have completely scrapped my benefit due to the fact that my tribunal process has taken so long, even though they are the ones who have delayed. My daughter and I are now surviving on her child tax credit and child benefit. Baked beans on toast again this Christmas day I think. I feel unable to work as my symptoms are wide ranging and unpredictable. I was also turned down for DLA this week on the grounds that I was (not dizzy enough) !! and they based their decision on the DWP's findings that I am debating. They suggested I take their decision to a tribunal !!!! If only I had any strength left to do that !!! My GP and MP have supported my case wholeheartedly, but their pleas have fallen on deaf ground. The same support was not given at St Thomas as I was not their patient until 3 months later than the DWP medical. My welfare officer does not answer my phone calls, the CAB in my town don't answer their phones. I feel too unwell to go to their offices. I can understand the DWP throwing me into a pit, but my daughter surely should be cared for better than this. I fear for our future, but am too tired now to do any more fighting..I submit to our fate..it's not looking good ! Please don't think that I have written here just to feel sorry for myself. I am courageous to use our case as an example of how the DWP are treating sufferers of auto immune diseases and their children in our country. It is quite remarkable, I am simply highlighting a case. I guess in older days it would have been down to the workhouse for the two of us, I seem to be spared that at least. I am indeed lucky to have such a lovely daughter and I count my blessings for her every day. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope that no one else has reached my predicament.
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