I'll start with a little about our situation:
I'm Marc and last year I had to give up work to become a full time carer for my wife who suffers from several rare conditions that render her unable to walk without assistance and unable to look after herself.
She currently receives DLA at the higher rate mobilty and middle rate care and has been awarded this indefinitely, we also receive income support and I receive carers allowance.
This morning we both received a letter that she (not me!) as to attend a work focused interview at our local job centre where she will be placed into a work focus group. If she does not attend our income support claim will stop. This seems ludicrous that, as her carer i am excused being available for work but she is expected to attend this when she can barely walk and suffers from severe chest pains when she does.
As there been some kind of mistake? Or is this something that usually happens? We don't recieve ESA (not quite sure what it is) as I didn't like to claim to much (I know that may sound daft but i've always worked and felt guilty!)
My wife is in constant pain and has to take 3 different imuno represent tablets daily as well as 15 other medications and this seems extremly harsh given the fact she is unable to work makes her very upset to start with.
Thanks for any help that you can offer.