Can anybody help me sort out the injustice of the DLA system. Read on ...you wont believe this!
I am 26, suffer from chronic proressive medical condition which has resulted in fixed deformities in all major joints. My condition has significantly impacted on my ability to complete activities of daily living.
This is what the OT recently wrote when assessing me for a wheelchair to enable me to get out, putting in adaptions to help me around the home and to help me find more suitable accomodation.
I also suffer from panic attacks, anxiety and depression which i take medication. My consultant says the same and that i am hirsute.
Indoors i use a stick to manage a few steps. In the main I have not been going out and suffer from basic vitamin deficiencys.
I was on low rate DLA allowed after I had a medical 10 years ago, with the shake up, I had to reapply about 3 yrs ago, I filled out the form and was refused.
I had very little if any support then, no money and found it virtually impossible to go out even to hospital and doctors which meant they had little medical history on me for reference.
When i did manage to get to the hospital they kept me in because i was so much pain and immobile, to get there my dad travelled up 200 miles to take me!!
My legal advisor informed DLA I needed a home visit for the Appeal Tribuneral not least due to my physical and mental state but they refused this.
On the day of the appeal I was so ill and anxiuos I could not attend...... I wanted to, I need the money to help me get my life sorted, bring in the care i need, Legal advisors appealed again and it has been refused referring to Rule 40!!!
In laymans terms what is this?
Can they refuse on these grounds when they have never offered me a new medical assessment?
am 100% genuine and cannot believe this is happenng to me. This cannot be fair.
I invite Mr Cameron round to refuse me to my face and ask wether he will have a clear conscience !!