Hi , I have had lupus SLE for 14 years I am now 56 .I have arthritis, rash and lupus nephritis level 3 .since my diagnosis I have had an acoustic neuroma and after surgery lost the hearing in my right ear , after a leak of CSF fluid a few years later I had my ear drum removed , 3 months after the surgery I had a massive seizure due to a blood clot on the brain . In 2011 I got meningitis and nearly died , I got another blood clot in my groin when in hospital and so I am now on warfarin for life as I have had 2 clots .I have worked for 7 years out of the 14 ,for the last 4 years I have been unemployed and claiming esa .I had to go for a capability for work assessment in august and I was declared as fit for work .This is worked out on a ridiculous points system , to be declared unfit for work you have to get 15 points , I scored zero and so my esa benefit has been stopped and I have to sign on at the job centre . According to the dwp I am as fit as a fiddle . The report they did on me was filled with lies , for example in the section referring my hearing they wrote that I had heard a conversational voice at 3 metres with BOTH ears and she wasn't wearing a hearing aid . Pretty impossible for me to have heard a conversational voice with both ears as I have no eardrum in my right ear and a hearing aid would be useless .I got no points for that section , I got no points on any of it , basically they have said I have lied about my illnesses despite seeing letters from the hospital with everything listed .They commented 4 times on the report that I go to the supermarket to do shopping there fore I am fit for work , maybe if I stop going to the supermarket and starve myself to death they will be happy .This is very stressful and the appeal will take months and I am already having a flare up because of it , has anyone else had this problem x
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