If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

DLA to PIP help

SoSiouxMeSoSiouxMe Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
I am a 61 year old mother of two girls, and Ninny (Grandma) to two boys.  I have Fibromyalgia, Paroxsysmal Atrial Fibrillation, High blood pressure, arthritis, depression, poor eyesight and am very deaf.  I have just filled out the form to transfer from DLA to PIP having been classed as disabled since I was 51.  Today I got the dreaded appointment to see Atos, who appear to have changed their name!  While on DLA I was on indefinite benefits, but understand that this doesn't happen with PIP.  The thought of constantly having to explain myself to "professionals" who have little, if any understanding of my ailments fills me with dread, and I know I will become one of those statistics who will make a sudden, miraculous recovery and lose not only my benefits, but the Motability car I rely on so heavily.  I live in a small village in Cornwall, in the middle of nowhere, and with an unreliable bus service that never goes where you need to, or involves three changes, none of which I can handle.
Fortunately I have an amazing Family and lovely friends otherwise I think I would lose the will to go on.  Why any of us should have to jump through hoops to get what is rightfully ours defies belief.  Why is the opinion of our GPs, who know us very well, or our various Consultants who are experts in their fields, not taken note of?   It costs far more to give Atos, Maximus et al their rather lucrative contracts than it saves by getting people off DLA, PIP or whatever they decide to call it next, and it does drive so many to the wall, ending up as suicide statistics.


Sign in or join us to comment.