Yesterday I received a letter from the Disability & Carer Service after I applied to them for DLA due to my Joint Hypermobility.
I can tell you all, I was SHOCKED at how fast their desicion was. As you can probably tell it was a NO!. They say it was due to what I said, because I don’t need a lot of help and as of when I claimed I could walk 70 yards. Well, I contacted them and told them I had worsened in pain, but bets are they had already made their minds up. They state they talked to my GP. Ummmmm, for having written the letter on the 27 April 2011 and I applied on the 12 April 2011, I highly doubt that as possible, especially with the amount of bank holidays we have had etc…
Well, I have got my letter of appeal written and sent, so lets see what happens now. I really like how the Government award people who lie out of their asses to get extra cash but dont take the TRUE and GENUINE disability into consideration. I am only getting £130 a fortnight for Jobseekers Allowance and well, how am I meant to live off that, buy anything I need such as brace for my back arms and ankles etc., extra aids for around the house and anything I can have in the car when I am travelling on a long journey? I can’t, it can’t be done, especially in this market.
So basically what I am saying is if you are an addict or foreign you get everything, but if you are normal and have a disability in this country you get fuck all!.
I will keep you all updated on my appeal.