Brown Envelope Has Arrived!
Yep. Had the WCA decision today, & awarded '0' points' ....
What the heck do you have to do, to convince the DWP that you have a condition that you can't #¥₩$¥€# see!!! 😠
To say i'm disappointed is an understatement.
sorry to hear that but You need to appeal it. They make mistakes sometimes and get as much evidence from GP consultant etc that you can.
I’m waiting on mine as well and dreading it.
I've been in touch with the DWP, made it very clear I wasn't happy with the decision, need to write to them now & let them know.
The thing that annoys me, is how can they judge me, by what's on the report. They don't judge you on your condition & how long you've had it, or take a blind bit of notice of all evidence in front of them, e.g letter from my GP along with further medical evidence.
What is the point of sending further information, if they don't even pay attention to it.
Now had to put in a claim for JSA 😬😬
I understand how you feel but if you don’t then they win. You have a right to appeal and so you should. Pl aww Don’t give up, everyone here will give you all the support and advice they can but ultimately it is your decision. I just think the more people appeal the more they will have to look at invisible illnesses and look at their criteria. Good luck
That's awful .ur right cause we have a hidden disability people thing u look well wish they could walk in our shoes .put in mandatory decesion and appeal if u need to .ur entitled to pip x amy
I did the whole PIP thing, unsuccessful in that as well. I just find it far too stressful to appeal against.
Phone them and get a copy of the report. Mistakes are being made...then appeal
I did phone & also going to appeal. Forgot to ask for a copy of the report though. Will try again tomorrow, if not to stressed out.
Ruthie that's awful. Can you just ask for mandatory reconsideration, or have i got that wrong? It just took me a week to fill one out, dreading it. How can you be on jsa with a long term chronic condition?? Not fair x
Kerena, i'm making a start, & if it means going through the courts, so be it. Although I know very well attending a court panel will be far too stressful for me, done it once before & I was an emotional wreck.
I just need to find extra help, because I can't do it by myself.
Know exactly what you mean Ruthy, stressed myself out totally with PIP and ESA forms, makes you feel like you're in the wrong, why? Hope you get help you deserve, best of luck, take care x
Absolutely shocking news, and the only way we can have it stopped is to vote the Tories out.
Read on a Facebook group that someone’s son had seen the remuneration package for an assessor role and they are heavily rewarded for rejecting applications. Definitely appeal. Lots of people are successful on appeal. Get the report. I have read lots of people had several wrong facts on theirs. Good luck
Don't believe everything you read on Facebook. Yes the system is dreadful, but that particular aspect is not true.
That's something anyway. It sounded appalling
I just had to appeal my pip decision on the advice of my rheumatology nurse. They made so many mistakes on my statement. Claimed that I could walk more than 20 metres but less than 50 metres 🙄 i can barely move most days. Claimed I didn’t need an assessment and made a decision based on my medical notes, I had an assessment 🤔 My disease is very aggressive and the damage done on the space of 2 years is quite dramatic. My rheumatologist sent me for new X-rays as proof and has stated that no medication is working so far. They weren’t even contacted for an opinion on my health. Definitely appeal. Good luck. Xxx
I also was dreading the whole pip thing but was encouraged to do this by my RA consultant and things are moving first in deformities as medication not working so I applied filled it out had a face to face with a lovely lady showed her my hands and feet ... left one cannot walk on ... heard back with success 3 wks later and now on pip so please don’t give up you must re apply I was lucky but you could be the next time ... good luck it’s a nasty disease and we don’t get enough help and it’s for life so they need to help us like a diabetic would get .
Please seek the help of the Citizens Advice Bureau or other benefits advisor - your local Social Work dept should be able to point you in the direction of someone who can help with all aspects of an appeal. You don’t have to deal with this on your own - there is help out there.
You might also find it helpful to have a look at the Disability Rights UK website: disabilityrightsuk.org/how-...
I know you probably feel really disheartened just now, but don’t let the DWP get away with this - it is just horrifying what they are doing!
Good luck 🙂
So sorry to hear this. I am in the US but have applied for disability here and been denied for 3 years trying. The judges are also getting pressure to deny people here. He asked me if I was on pregnazone and I said I had just come off a taper and my doctor wouldn’t let me take any right then because of other problems. He then denied me as if not being on steroids meant it wasn’t serious. I am on methotrexate, orencia infusions, planquinil and Celebrex. Only helping a little so far.
I'm really sorry that you've have your claim turned down. I've been in the same position and had to attend medicals to keep my ESA even though I'm in the support group and claiming due to having cancer. Look on the benefits and work website for support with your appeal.
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