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jimmcc1967 Posts: 2Member Listener
edited January 2018 in Ask a benefits advisor - This category is now closed
Found site while looking into benifits while waiting on appeal , first post I seen was very similar to my own I was put off ESA after an assessment. I was taken for assessment by my daughter as I cannot go out on my own or on public transport , on arrival we waited 30mins to be told my file was lost and an other appointment arranged ,a couple of weeks later a new appointment was made , because my daughter could not get more time off it was arranged by DWP assessment centre a taxi would collect me and return me home after appointment, when at appointment I was seen by an assessor who told me she didn’t suppose there would be much change from my last appointment and she didn’t have much information uther than my award was based on an appeal. She asked what medication I was on as I couldn’t recall everything she said she’d just put don’t know l won’t go into everything but result was I recieved a letter a couple of weeks later my benifits had stoped and I was fit to work ! I had scored O points . As I was not on ESA on appeal the appeal had been 4 years earlier and I had been yearly and since receiving Pip sometimes twice a year my last two scores were 27 points and Pip don’t want to see me till 2026 , the last assessment barely 12 months ago it beggars belief how her decision was made . I will be on medication for the rest of my life having two strokes neuro surgery with a host of other ailments anxiety ,stress , depression to name a few , unable to dress myself and need help with hygiene and won’t leave house . As I am not alone in these ridiculous decisions how do they get away with it , do they know the effects their decisions make to already vulnerable people the stress and anxiety caused and consequences to relationships and families.