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Hi, I had a home assessment on the 8th Jan with a lady from ASOS. I have been on DLA for six years now and at 67 this August find it rediculous that I have to go through all this again? I sent in all my documents from consultants and doctors also private letters from each to say I cannot walk any more than 20 yards cannot do domestic chores, bathe or dress without help etc but they still want to put you through the mill. I have both rhuematoid and oesteoarthritis in my hips, I have rotator cuff in both shoulders, carpal tunnel in both hands, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure BPPV (Vertigo). I also had a heart attack last May and 3 stents fitted and an attack of Gallstones which I am waiting to have removed. When the lady came she was very nice but kept asking the same questions, obviously trying to trip you up? She asked me to do various things like touch each finger, hands above head etc, which I cannot do as I am in pain constantly 24/7. It is demeaning enough having to have your husband shower you and dress you as well as cook, clean and shop for you without having to perform like a circus seal. It is as though they disregard all the hard work your doctor or consultant has done for you and their diagnosis of your illnesses. I think it wrong and now have the added worry that I might be refused my benefit, with without we just could not live. Without a mobility car i would be housebound as I cannot use public transport !! How long after a home assessment will it take until I hear any results, does anyone know?? All very worrying and not doing anything for my sleep which is bad anyway.
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