I came down with R.A.in 2001 at the age of 44,Since then I have had a Heart attack (2008) and I suffer from Depression (I attempted suicide in 2005 ).
The recent benefit changes have placed me in the "Work related activity group".
Even though my Rheumatologist has written a very supportive letter,the DWP still maintain that I am fit for work (this is ridiculous as some days I cannot get off the Settee ).
I tried to appeal their decision,but I received a legal notice stating in their "Statement of Facts" that I had undergone a medical examination and had been found fit for work.I tried to ring them but they were not answering their phone,so I Emailed the DWP to tell them that their "Statement of facts" were incorrect as I have never been asked to attend a Medical Examination (other than the usual ones with my Rhumatologist).Within 10 minutes I had a telephone call from the DWP,and they told me that the only people in the "Support Group" were the Terminally ill,so I cancelled my appeal.
I have been placed with "Remploy" and am on the Work Programme,I am very frightened as I know that I will not be able to carry out a days work,and I may/will lose benefits unless I comply. I really don't know what to do.