Matt Pc
Matt Pc

From an early age I have had problems, I was diagnosed with multiple mental disorders such as Schizophrenia, BPD and Social phobia. Now everything is tending towards Aspergers Syndrome. My DLA was taken away right after ATOS visit. They turned up over an hour early and with my children in the house my partner could not be with me and it was impossible to talk about Self Harm for obvious reasons. The DWP were no help then nor ATOS Healthcare. I fear that further cuts will result in lives...

From an early age I have had problems, I was diagnosed with multiple mental disorders such as Schizophrenia, BPD and Social phobia. Now everything is tending towards Aspergers Syndrome. My DLA was taken away right after ATOS visit. They turned up over an hour early and with my children in the house my partner could not be with me and it was impossible to talk about Self Harm for obvious reasons. The DWP were no help then nor ATOS Healthcare. I fear that further cuts will result in lives lost. Mine nearly was ! I am now a shell of who I was. With a history over 10 years long how can a half hour interview demolish the multitude of Dr's and Consultants that I have worked with for over 10 years !!

Pearl Sadler
Pearl Sadler

my spine has been opertated on a long time ago it has now started to crumble again i can hardly walk,My son has Mental health issue's we need the help

Christine Case-Leng
Christine Case-Leng

I am a brittle diabetic with a crumbling spine whose health problems caused me to lose my full time professional career, and become dependent on state benefits. I understand that although I was awarded DLA for life, its replacement PIP may soon mean that I lose my benefits. I spend all of my mobility DLA on my mobility car, and most of my personal care DLA on the veterinary prescription diet required by my dog, who is my absolute life saver as he detects when my blood sugars are falling - I...

I am a brittle diabetic with a crumbling spine whose health problems caused me to lose my full time professional career, and become dependent on state benefits. I understand that although I was awarded DLA for life, its replacement PIP may soon mean that I lose my benefits. I spend all of my mobility DLA on my mobility car, and most of my personal care DLA on the veterinary prescription diet required by my dog, who is my absolute life saver as he detects when my blood sugars are falling - I do not get warning signs, and become unconscious without my dog at my side. I would love to be able to return to work, but no-one will employ me as my illnesses constitute too great a risk.

Bev Clay BRright
Bev Clay BRright

I had a massive stroke at the age of 44, leaving my left sdide paralyzed. Yes I am receiving my social security and a small pension, However 2 years ago my husband passed awat suddenly of cancer.I have been told I am not eligible for widows benefits until I am 50.ButI still have my mortgage and other bills to pay

Paul Burt
Paul Burt

I've had Encopresis and autism since a I was a kid which I still have to this day, back in 2008 my DLA was taken from me and I was on Jobseekers allowence a few months ago I got my DLA back but now the government might take it all away from me again I've been forced to go on a working links program in their bid to force people like me into work when they know damn well I can't, all the stress has made me think about suicide at times when I get too stressed and depressed but they don't give a...

I've had Encopresis and autism since a I was a kid which I still have to this day, back in 2008 my DLA was taken from me and I was on Jobseekers allowence a few months ago I got my DLA back but now the government might take it all away from me again I've been forced to go on a working links program in their bid to force people like me into work when they know damn well I can't, all the stress has made me think about suicide at times when I get too stressed and depressed but they don't give a shit, people like me are always treated like garbage and I hate them for the way I'm treated I've don't enjoy the things I use to do in my life because I feel like I got a gun constantly pointed at my head and to be honest I don't know how long I can keep this up with this working program I've been forced to take part since the start of 2012 all this running around for jobs that have no more places left has affected me a lot
why can't they just leave me alone?

Gareth Owens
Gareth Owens

I was told by the consultant that I should try and take a walk each day.

I was told by the DWP if I can do that no matter how long it takes or with whatever assistance I required then I am deemed fit for work and would lose my benefit.

Kathy Crews
Kathy Crews

I am a disabled nurse and social worker living with 2 serious yet rare neurological diseases. I have lost everything as a result of my illnesses. Losing more now when I am paying more for medical coverage yet making SO much less than I did when working is just something I can not handle. I can barely survive now...have hospitals, doctors, labs, etc suing me because my medical coverage wasn't enough to pay them and my small payments to them isn't enough to satisfy them. My phone rings...

I am a disabled nurse and social worker living with 2 serious yet rare neurological diseases. I have lost everything as a result of my illnesses. Losing more now when I am paying more for medical coverage yet making SO much less than I did when working is just something I can not handle. I can barely survive now...have hospitals, doctors, labs, etc suing me because my medical coverage wasn't enough to pay them and my small payments to them isn't enough to satisfy them. My phone rings constantly with harassing calls. I would not wish this life on anyone. To go from independent, productive and enjoying life to fully dependent, bedridden and no longer having any enjoyment is just plain sad. I honestly don't know why anyone in their right mind would WANT to live this way!

Evelyn Green
Evelyn Green

My sister's husband was diagnosed with frontal temporal demensia at age 60. He is unable to work as he is living in the past and it took forever for them to approve his SS Disability. Since he was the main provider, my sister took a job in retail making minimum wage. As soon as she took a job, they took her off food stamps. She cannot afford someone to come in and stay with him. so she stays in touch with him during the day with her cell phone. To be eligible for help in his care you...

My sister's husband was diagnosed with frontal temporal demensia at age 60. He is unable to work as he is living in the past and it took forever for them to approve his SS Disability. Since he was the main provider, my sister took a job in retail making minimum wage. As soon as she took a job, they took her off food stamps. She cannot afford someone to come in and stay with him. so she stays in touch with him during the day with her cell phone. To be eligible for help in his care you basically have to be destitute. Her $13,000 salary plus his SS Disability barely covers their mortgage nevermind food. I guess those with money have no idea how hard it is for people with true disabilities and even more difficult for their caretakers which are caught between a rock and a hard place. I send her money when I can but it is a drop in the bucket compared what she needs for daily living. This is true hardship and there should be help for her and her husband.

Chris McCabe
Chris McCabe

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X97MQPH - please fill & share! Ta.

Amanda Brackman
Amanda Brackman

I am very painful knee & my back but slowing walking. Thanks

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