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TOPIC: Ominous ?

Ominous ? 9 months 4 weeks ago #174681

Always look forwards to reading the B&W monthly emails with news,success letters ect.. But my heart sank when I read the latest newsfeed as some unfortunately poor soul with Alzheimer's was apparently turned down when they re applied for PIP ? How on earth can someone be refused PIP for Demencia having already been successful is beyond me as to my knowledge there is no cure for this dreadful and progressive mental illness that tears family's and loved ones aprt. My hubby is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and like many more people really is suffering badly with his mental state and I was hoping for sanity in our DLA to PIP invite when ever that does begin,but this latest news I read sounds rather ominous now for our chances. if this is the yardstick to go by. I really do think this goverment is hellbent on paying off some the national debt by taking it from those who can least afford it let alone cope with a disability or mental illness. I realise every case is different and the onus is on all of us to paint the picture to so eone who does not even know us at at a desk somewhere,but surely to god a serious mental illness such as what this is about does not simply ' go away'. Worried sick beyond belief again now.

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Ominous ? 9 months 4 weeks ago #174713


Every fortnight I dread the publication of the newsletter!

The thing to remember is that even if the system were working properly, there would still be these issues, when you are dealing with millions of claimants mistakes are still going to happen.

Whilst it makes a good headline, one case does not mean that everybody will be effected in this way.


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Ominous ? 9 months 4 weeks ago #174731

Thank for the reply Gordon.

I'm a complete bag of nerves at the minute,but we will get through this one way or the other. At the end of the day I suppose it's all its all down to painting the correct picture,keeping a good daily dairy explaining what it's like on a day to day basis and of course,use the B&W members guidelines to help write it all down correctly. Good luck everyone.

Thx again.
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