Awarded PIP in 2014 and just been subjected to my second review (15 months after 1st review). I’m PPMS, and so I’ve been told, there is no cure and no treatment! What a shocker! But obviously DWP haven’t been told.
This current review started in March and 3 weeks ago I was told my award would stay the same (standard daily living, enhanced for mobility) so it’s taken 8 months for nothing to happen. Included in that process was the face to face interview. Reflecting back on this meeting I have realised what a terribly humiliating process it was.
Is it right that a man called ‘John’, no surname given, (even when asked) should come into my home and spend 1 hour and 40 minutes asking me intimate question about how I manage my bladder and bowel issues, how I struggle to even put my bra on or asking me to list all the difficulties I have getting washed and dressed? You will not be surprised at all that he dismissed all the evidence of my deteriorating condition, the fact I cannot cook meals, I cannot manage my own finances or that I’m so depressed that I have the ultimate escape planned.
I AM NOT GOING TO GET BETTER! It is not my fault I have been gifted MS. Why do we as disabled people have to face this level of humiliation, just to help us live a life in a non-disabled friendly world?
And of course I can be faced with yet another review at any time up until 2021, a prospect that fills me with horror.
Rant over, I’m glad I got that off my chest!
Love to you all my fellow benefit cheats, malingerers and burdens on the good taxpayers of this country! Xx