How can people who suffer from illnesses which can change from hour to hour, not to mention day to day, be fairly assessed for benefits? I have a condition which means that one day I can't walk due to chronic pain and the next I'm having a better day and I try to do everything that I can on that day, as I know the bad days will be back A.S.A.P.
On the bad day, I stay at home, either on the sofa or in bed, which nobody sees, whereas on a good day, I take it as a gift and try to get out there, especially as I'm only in my 30's and I feel like I'm trapped in an 80 year old's body.
I'd been told that I'm entitled to DLA indefinite award which I was told when I was in Primary School but I'm really worried about the re-assessments as I don't think they are going to be fair. Isn't being assessed today all about which candidates gives the best Oscar winning performance in front of the assessors... which is bad news for me as I can't act or exaggerate for anything. That's my biggest problem, I have the attitude of "this is me, this is who I am..." I have seen people being assessed for various benefits, such as ESA, and they've been refused and put onto Job Seekers whereas another person who isn't a fraction as bad has been allowed to keep their ESA because they gave different answers to the assessors, in my opinion, a better "show".
How can anyone be fairly assessed under these circumstances?