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Hi need help please, I have been off work for almost a year now, last April I gad an Op for Hip Bursitis, it was not successful, since then I have tried various alternative pain relief but no joy, next month I am having sessions of Shockwave Therapy, this is on my right hip, my left hip also needs doing and last week I tore the cartilage in my left knee.I have widespread Osteoarthritis, gave had two carpal tunnel procedures and both thumb joints replaced, I had a prolapsed disc in 2011 and this too was operated on.
I was on minimum DLA but when things got worse I claimed PIP have been awarded standard rate Daily living component and enhanced rate mobility component, I gave kept work updated with all information I have, they are trying to get me to retire, thing is my works pension is only £80 a month but if I take the pot it's 20k.
i also have been put in the Support group for ESA and get just over £100 a week, I had planned to meet se my pension pot to get a stairlift installed, and to buy a mobility scooter, but I called ESA earlier to get old if I claim my pension from work I will lose my ESA, my husband is retired and gets a pension, we also gave our life savings which we planned to use in later years to help when we get older, we are both 61, have worked all our lives from leaving school at 15, yet it seems we are penalised for being careful with our money, we live in a council house and get no other help, anyone advise the best road to rake please.xxx
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