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    Unhappy Has your health/disability been affected by the changes to benefits?

    Hi all.Has you health,disability,mental weffare been affected or made worse since the benefit changes an proposals.Im bipolar an i must admit my mood has gone down hill with the worry of esa rules,dla medicals etc.Its like living in limbo.Worst is not knowing where i may end up.Wish i was called in now an get it over with.Also being looked down upon by society as a lazy scrounger is most upsetting.Feels like i should be hiding.Im gulity im even online somedays in case Mr Cameron can see me.!

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    The media are only reporting one side of things and yes it seems like everyone is being labelled a scrounger. But we know we're not and those who know us well know it too.
    I have had the welfare changes on my mind- my review date isn't for a couple of years yet so a tiny bit of breathing space. I did say half jokingly to my mother yesterday that from now till my review date I need to try and save enough money to last the rest of my life! Was how it felt at the time- was feeling rather low!!!! I have one of those conditions made worse by stress- so am trying not to worry about it - not always succeeding though! I think it's the "not knowing " that has a lot of us worried. Anyone else feel the same?

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    The thing to remember is that nothing has been set in stone yet.

    I fully understand how and why some people will be worrying and I agree that it is the “not knowing”.

    The media seem to have new stories everyday about will happen to the scroungers on benefits but really they know as much as we do.

    Try not to worry to much.

    Dee

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    Burying your heads in the sand & trying not to worry won't help at all,most,if not all of these changes to the benefit system will take place,visit your GP & tell him how you feel about it,how it is affecting your health now & how it will affect your health in the future.Your GP is the one who will be asked to write a report by the DWP when your review date is due.

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    You should always make sure that your GP is aware of your medical/ care needs.

    Worrying yourself sick will serve no propose at all.

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    hello can some-one tell me how to refresh the page .have just spent ages typing a message and was logged in to only be told to refresh the page and login[i was definitely still logged in.]
    thanks

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    Well my surgery apparently "don't do" DLA requests?? That's what the staff told us when we asked. Yet they were happy to do one for a blue badge!! Fortunately my specialist was only too happy to write the DLA report and to be honest she's the one who knows the most about my condition. For incapacity the DWP didn't contact my GP once- despite me giving them all the details each time and requesting that they do so. I heard that's quite common though?
    I'm not allowing myself to worry at the moment- I get this instant reaction whenever the media or government announce something then calm down a few days later! All I can do is try to watch the pennies from now and make sure I note everything down.
    (An infected post-surgery toenail has conveniently distracted me from all today's announcements in the news!!!)

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    Pam.. hold down ctrl and R on your key board at the same time and it will refresh the page for you.

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    The DWP normally contact the person who you wrote knows best how your illness/condition affects you.

    I totally agree Cathycat there is enough for disabled people to worry and deal with without adding to it.

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    thanks for that reddee.i'll give it a go.

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