Mike they are utterly stupid,it appears to me its a lottery,Cameron wants to shave off a precntage of the ESA and DLA bill and he realy dont care who gets chucked off it as long as he can save money.
I know people who have lied terribly and got awarded benefit for lies.Yet the innocent appear to be getting kicked down hard.
Hey Poll and thankyou.Poll make sure you get a full report from your GP,Specialists and so on when you fill in the ESA stupid questionair form.I did not fill in the box for symptoms and signs.I wrote a 12 page letter to go with it.I dont know if they read it or just chucked it.BUT do get all your records sent at the same time with the form or they take months to deal with it and waste time.They are so far behind with sorting out there benifits mess and are slow anyways.
According to DWP those on DLA indefinate will automaticaly change to PIP,however we ALL know they can change the rules as they wish.
Now I was also told ESA was changing to a diffrent name,this I have not proved yet.However I think they have miss quoted the changes.From On 1 May 2012 the Welfare Reform Act 2012 introduced two changes to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). They are:
- to limit the period for which people in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) can receive contribution-based ESA to 365 days; and
- to prevent any new claims for ESA on the grounds of youth (ESA (Y)).
The ESA 104 week linking rule has also been abolished by separate regulations. The legislation to support these changes applies retrospectively so that claimants in the work related activity group who have already received 365 days of contribution based ESA saw their entitlement end on 30 April 2012.
I am going to buy my girl some new cloths from SportsDirect.I have seen a small sofa for under £300-00 of which I am desaprate for and it will give me more room to use my wheels.
The rest can stay in the bank until I figure what I need to buy to make my life a little easier.
I hate spending money on stupid things,I can afford to have the heating on for a little longer now.It will just make things easier for me and my girl.
I just wish others could be as lucky.