My place to express my thoughts and ramblings on my life as I see it now....10 years on from a diagnosis of PVFS (Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome)....M.E.
Friday, 28 March 2014
Spoke too soon...
Just when I thought things were getting back on an even keel after the last year. How wrong was I? Last month I had to attend a Work Capability assessment....not a medical. Well the powers that be have decided in their ultimate wisdom that I do not have" limited capability for work," and that my Employment and Support Allowance...formerly incapacity benefit will end on the 8th of March. So now I have to claim jobseekers allowance..... if I meet the criteria... while a "mandatory reconsideration" is made and then an appeal. To be able to claim ESA you have to achieve 15 points, the same as when attending a medical for the former incapacity benefit......but I have scored..NIL points! The health care specialist decided that I can "sit or stand ..or a combination of both....at a workstation and using a stick, crutches or propelled wheelchair for one hour." Watch this space.