It's in the news again about changes to disability benefits
I also posted something similar a while back
Some of us with Lupus have to accept that we can never work. Continual re assessments to see if we can are distressing and a waste of time for us all. It is also a needless expense on the government paying for these continual assessments
I'd like Lupus UK to look into things for us re the green paper and how it may affect those with Lupus, such as
(a) If GP's are encouraged to approach if someone is fit for work then as patients with long term health conditions can we force GP to put in on their notes that we are not fit for work, and where it applies that we never ever will be fit to work, hence we should not be continually re assessed That way it's a matter of medical record which we can use if asked to re-assesment for ESA PIP etc
(b) Should Lupus be one of the "named" conditions where if assessed once as unfit to work because of Lupus, it is not right to ask to be tested time after time.
(c) the green paper page 11 says your views are important "Please let us know what we need to improve so that we can build a plan that will bring real and lasting change."
Here is the link to the actual green paper gov.uk/government/uploads/s...
You can respond to this consultation at:
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or write to The Work, Health and Disability consultation, Ground Floor, Caxton House, 6–12 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA.The consultation will run until Friday 17th February 20