After 2 years on DLA (lowest rate care component) and associated Working Tax Credit (as I am only capable of working 18hrs a week) I have had both taken off me - due to the fact that I only qualified for WTC because of DLA. So now how am I supposed to support myself with half the income ? It feels like we are being discriminated against with regards to WTC as there is no way to qualify for disabled element unless either on DLA or been on incapacity for 12 months. It's sooo frustrating..I feel like I'm being penalised for managing my lupus.....the only way to make ends meet would be to go give up my job, which I love & keeps me sane(ish)......AAAGGGHHHHHHH!
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