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Hi from Fm. I have just seen on the regional news tonight (07/02/2017) several people who obviously cannot work being totally wrongly "assessed" by people who are supposedly "qualified professionals" as supposedly "fit for work" and at least one of them was in a wheelchair. But I bet their so-called "professionals" will be just like those I've met before who have never heard of anything remotely like misophonia or severe heat intolerance, and are therefore obviously NOT properly trained as in my experience they never are. They haven't tried it with me yet and woe betide anyone who tries to tell ME I'm supposedly "fit for work" and tries to cut my benefit, I'll go storming straight into the manager's office and GET THEM TOLD sharpish! "Don't you think I'd like to be able to work? Do you really think I like being on lousy benefits so I can hardly afford anything remotely nice?" The way I have to live is just like being in PRISON and I'll tell them that if I have to. So don't stand for it. I'd like to take this opportunity to seriously encourage anyone who like me absolutely cannot work to stand up to the DWP and get them told if they try and cut your benefit because I certainly will. There are some circumstances in this life where you have to take the hardline because the DWP will so you have to be even MORE hardline with them and not take any nonsense and I for one certainly won't! Just going shopping for about half a dozen items is hard enough for me and is often an absolutely brutal ordeal. Do you know if I can get to see a PIP application form in advance so I can see what I'm up against and how to fill it in, I'll probably have to do what I had to do with the last "assessment" form I had to fill and turn some of the questions right around. How am I supposed to work when I can't even go into a jobcentre because of the appalling noise in such a place? I'll tell them that too. How will they "assess" something like misophonia, especially if they've never even heard of it and if they haven't I'll make a serious formal complaint again which I shouldn't have to. Fm.
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