if i was dead they would still say im fit for work

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im a 61 year old male i have been the esa support group for four years,

i was recently called up for a medical assesment in glasgow.

here is my medical history.

ashemic heart disease , diabetic type 2 , peripheal nueropathy in my hands and feet ,osteoarthiritus in both knees ,duepitors syndrome in my hands ,frozen shoulder related to my diabetes ,anxiety , depression....

HOW DID I SCORE 0 POINTS .

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    There is nothing unusual about your decision. The sam ehappens to 1,000's of claimants. In fact to go one step further there are also 1,000's of seriously disabled people that have been on DLA at the highest rates for many years yet when transferred over to PIP, they are told that they are effectively not disabled enough and get no award at all.

    You have to remember that ESA as well as PIP are two benefits that were solely dreamt up only to save money for the government.

     I was 67 last year when I had to move from DLA to PIP - I lost the lot to the tune of over £250 a week!!

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    Absolutely gobsmacked but somehow not surprised as the DWP are really becoming too harsh!
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      It really has nothing to do with the DWP - they are only acting on instructions from their masters in Whitehall.

      Not that long ago a previous government took it upon themselves to do the reverse. They used all available media outlets to publicise what people should be claiming. In fact they paid many out for 6 months who didn't even make a claim hoping that they would put a formal claim in to continue to get the money!

      How times have changed

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      Brexit should have no effect on Welfare.

      That doesn't mean to say that Brexit will not be used as an excuse.

      I can only see the continual breakup of the Welfare State because that is Conservative policy - Brexit or not.

       

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    I think that is shocking a gentleman of your age with the amount of disabilities shouldn't have to go through all this the decisions they make these days are out of order, hope you are going to appeal about this, I mayself am waiting for a decision soon they sent me a text saying they have all the information they need but this causes stress and anxiety to everyone, hope you yourself get sorted out soon. Suzanne

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      I was 67 when they 'offered' me the PIP changeover. I won't go into what my disabilities are or any of my illnesses, but suffice it to say that they would make your toes curl up and allowed me to get HRM & MRC since 1995 with many reviews along the way.

      Looking at the PIP descriptors all I could get were 4 points for care and nothing for mobility! With that scenario I just couldn't cope with the prospect of the fight that would have taken place along with the regular fights to keep any award for the rest of my natural.

      Consequently I received no PIP award and the blighters also took my DLA off me to rub salt into the wound.

       

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    Hello William,

    I think it's disgusting what has happened to you and unfortunately it is also happening to others who have genuine health problems.  Will you ask for a reconsideration of the decision,  although I realise that it will be quite stressful for you and you really do not need any more stress.

    I am 68, been on DLA for years and was suddenly 'invited' to apply for PIP.  I filled out the forms, which they received on 20th June and I now have to go for a face to face assessment on 19th July (it would have been tomorrow, but I changed the venue)  I have unstable angina, osteoarthritis, spondylitis, fibromyalgia, underactive thyroid and a few other bits and bobs.  I can hardly walk and have had frequent falls, but I am expecting to be miraculously cured during my assessment.  

    Keep your chin up and don't let the B's get you down. 

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      You must have a lot more strength and stamina that I have to want to have a face to face assessment with two of the worst shikester companies that I know of.

      Like you say I found that after looking at what makes up PIP all of my disabilities would have disappeared - akin to Lazerus arising from the dead!! 

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      Hi Les,

      believe me, the last thing I want is to have a face to face assessment, but if I don't then I will automatically lose everything.  I'm lucky that I have a very supportive husband who will be there with me.  

      We were talking about this last night and came to the conclusion, that although there seems to be Human Rights flying around all over the place, there doesn't appear to be any for disabled people.  Like you, I've been on DLA - MRC and HRM for 20 years and my GP was actually the person who filled out the forms for me all those years ago and now some jobs worth, will probably decide that I don't qualify.  

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      Believe me. Don't do anything to help your assessment professional as they are only interested in denying you are ill they will lie through their teeth to the dwp I had my assessment audio taped and you can hear her clearly asking me only once to stand up from the chair, yet in her report to the dwp she told them I got up from the chair several times, she asked me how far I can walk without pain, I said about 25 metres she told the them 200 metres. It's a joke they are not interested in your condition, only to get you off your benefit....

      Billy

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    Well said sykes we all need someone like you to keep us going 
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