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TOPIC: Fear

Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22120

  • Tony
I am worried and anxious so much so I feel sick sometimes this anxiety erodes my mental health. I am living in fear not knowing what's happening.Hearing stories about people with cancer and brain tumors either being thrown off or denied DLA. How can they be so callous? I was lucky enough with the help of this site and Disc to have my DLA claim renewed. I get income support with IB it confuses me sometimes. Does this mean that they will call me in for a medical?What if I do not pass I will lose everything. I get the feeling that they do not take mental health issues seriously anymore.I get so depressed sometimes I feel like crying. I need this aggravation like a whole in the head. Sometimes I think that you would need a whole in the head just to pass the medical. I do not tell people anymore that I have mental health issues or that I am on benefits because of the stigma. Some members of the public,press and political establishment are just plain selfish and nasty, not all though.I just wish there was a politician who would stand up for the most vulnerable in society. And that I had my own finances rather than have all this worry.Please someone explain to me the new rules for IB medicals and the criteria. I think I know the ones for DLA they start in 2013? Am I right?

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Re:Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22130

  • pete17971
Tony wrote:

I am worried and anxious so much so I feel sick sometimes this anxiety erodes my mental health. I am living in fear not knowing what's happening.Hearing stories about people with cancer and brain tumors either being thrown off or denied DLA. How can they be so callous? I was lucky enough with the help of this site and Disc to have my DLA claim renewed. I get income support with IB it confuses me sometimes. Does this mean that they will call me in for a medical?What if I do not pass I will lose everything. I get the feeling that they do not take mental health issues seriously anymore.I get so depressed sometimes I feel like crying. I need this aggravation like a whole in the head. Sometimes I think that you would need a whole in the head just to pass the medical. I do not tell people anymore that I have mental health issues or that I am on benefits because of the stigma. Some members of the public,press and political establishment are just plain selfish and nasty, not all though.I just wish there was a politician who would stand up for the most vulnerable in society. And that I had my own finances rather than have all this worry.Please someone explain to me the new rules for IB medicals and the criteria. I think I know the ones for DLA they start in 2013? Am I right?


Hi,

The migration from IB to ESA starts with a pilot this coming October before migration in full starts next February. There is lots of information in the members area of this site including about the Work Capability Assessment here etc:

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa

As for DLA, the government have stated that all claimants of working age will be reassessed commencing in 2013.

As for worrying about what will happen, although easy to say, until you go through the processes your own outcome is not known. The DLA reforms are over two and a half years away and a lot of water can 'flow under the bridge' before then. Although do please remember there is help and support available whenthe time comes from both this website and face to face help is available from such as CAB/CLS etc.

Pete

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Re:Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22132

Hi Pete,

Good to see you're posting again. I do hope you're feeling better. You and your benefits knowledge have been greatly missed.

However, don't overdo things, or I'll ban you :P

Take care.

Jim

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Re:Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22153

Great to have you back Pete. :)

Tony, I do feel for you. The uncertainty can be so scary.

I feel really anxious most of the time these days, to the point of feeling sick and being unable to eat. Despite medication, my sleeping pattern has gone completely haywire and I have such awful nightmares.

Easy to say, but do try to take life one day at a time and try not to worry about what hasn't yet happened and may never happen.

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Re:Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22163

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Fwiw, all sympathy from here... the continual barrage of hate is really getting to me as well, so can appreciate all too well how you feel. Btw, I get more and more angry as well as depressed about it. :angry:

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Re:Fear 7 years 5 months ago #22165

Dear Tony

You are not alone - I feel sick with fear and worry at some point every day - usually in the middle of the night. The only time I feel OK is on a Saturday afternoon/ Sunday when I know there will not be a brown envelope from the DWP through the letterbox. I'm sure many others feel the same way.

This site is our only hope

Love Francis

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