Oh buggery bullshit

I have my ESA assessment this week, ESA is a disability benefit, yep a year on and we are starting again. Its lovely a thing to start the New Year with and just what I have been desperate to do.

I hope my sarcastic tone is coming across well in text.

Anyway I have been building up to attend this damn thing on Wednesday, when I have just reread the letter and its on Thursday, which means a whole 24 hours to stress over it.

I really dont want to go through with it, but we have decided to try and see what happens worst they are going to do is take it off me and put me on Jobseekers, this will mean I need to search for a job and I am more likely to be sanctioned (so money taken away at a moments notice) so as you can imagine, I really dont want to do it. Best case they leave me alone for another year or so, while I work on getting the drugs right and work on not being exhausted after doing the school run

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35 Responses to Oh buggery bullshit

  1. morgueticiaatoms says:

    I know things are different there than in America but I’ve undergone the dreaded review three times and I honestly think writing down the ways in which your disorders impact your ability to function ‘normally’ and achieve ‘stability’ counted as much as the doctor files. What employers want is someone stable and reliable and if you don’t feel you are there yet, don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Otherwise they are rubber stamping you into a position of worsening your condition and racking up bad references for disorders that are not your fault.
    Just a thought. Good luck.

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    • Thank you, here we have an assessment with a medical professional, but they might not be a professional in whatever your condition is, so for example someone suffering from mental health problems might be seen by a medical professional who deals with feet. You go in for a chat with them and take evidence. I write notes on everything I want to say, so for example the fact that while I can get further than I have done, it leaves me physically and emotionally exhausted and that is just doing the school run. I make sure we talk about everything I have written down

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      • morgueticiaatoms says:

        Last review, they sent me to a psychologist and I was petrified. They don’t know a thing about medication resistance or how hindering mental conditions are. But he sided with me so I guess just being honest worked in my favor.

        I am freaking out for you, thinking your mental health may be left up to someone whose specialty is feet. Ermagod, how effed up is that? Can we claim athelete’s brain fungus? Not to make like, but seriously, sending a mental health client to a podiatrist or whatever makes as much sense as sending a woman to a urologist for gynological issues.
        Again, good luck, the pegacorns and I are pulling for you.

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      • Thank you, I think it went ok, but who knows.

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  2. Ladysag77 says:

    Best wishes for a positive outcome my friend πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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  3. Saumya Agrawal says:

    I’m sorry.. but what is this assessment about?

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  5. Good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you.

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  6. Good luck. Have you been to a PIP assessment before? If you need a few tips, let me know πŸ™‚

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  7. Carol Anne says:

    good luck today trina! You’ll be great! I hope you get it!

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