Unfortunately, these days it seems that unless you've got limbs hanging off of your body or you're seeking asylum from abroad, your entitled to less and less. Your GP is probably right in that the more disabled you are (or can be,) the more help you'll get.
I agree that it's totally wrong and immoral. You should get what your entitled to without question, but I'm afraid it doesn't work like that anymore. I just wish that these idiots who make the decision to cut back on what are vital services to us, could spend a day in our shoes. They'd think twice about making such cut-backs if it effected them in the same way.
i agree with a post few up that the worse times are yet to come.
the reason it is so easy to cut benefits for the disabled and needy is because it is popular with british public.
All they know is what is read in papers, and every day usually splashed on front cover is another cheat / fraud etcetc on certain rags.
I already lost my £60 a month housing topup, my electric has taken £10 EXTRA per week ontop of what it was already taking direct out of IS.
Reading the criteria for both ESA and PIP i do meet the support group and higher pip rate, BUT....
I dont think they will do what they are supposed to. I am gonna say that i will be recording the interview for my own records as i have poor memory owing to certain meds.
A record of the interview, that could be useful later on.
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hello spudmonkey.I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.Could i ask you to please vist this site as it has info on thier you will i hope find very interesting...it is www.calumslist.org .It is ssite dedicated to fighting the govt on this vet issue of the harm the Welfare reform bill is doing. I would hope that everyone on here sees the site too and of cours eht very excellent diaryofabenefit scrounger blog site who put together the excellent Spartacus report which was instrumental in getting the amendments to the bill which the Lords saw fit to do but which as sadly now been overturned by the Govt by very dubious means .Both sites compliment each other and the fight IS NOT over yet.Thanks...
If i was GP i would be up in arms about all these ATOS assessment and not so long ago IB medicals . By ordering people to go for either they are making all doctors out to be liars . Wether they be a lowly GP or a consultant surgeon . By not accepting their diagnosis they are calling them all liars nothing less .
It would seem most GPs do not want to do the assessments themselves anyway. Most want less work, why most have opted out of out-of-hours & pay someone else to do it.
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