💜🏴I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
Thanks @mikehughescq. Yes the first w r o I gave her a few chances to show me that she had an empathy of knowledge of mental health issues and how they affect me day to day, and that people can work and get pip but she had nothing to give but negativity. So thats why I wanted the change. I previously had bad experience of cab rep who was useless as well when I needed help with esa a couple of years ago, doing everything myself as if they werent there right up to tribunal on and off the esa merry go round. I failed then and I think it was down to lack of proper representation. Its not just me thst says that. My mental health rep is a very experienced and knowledgeable person who is backing me 100 percent. I think the welfare rights and cab services are overwhelmed with clients needing help now. Its showing in their piece meal representation in my view anyway. I will chase up getting an adjournment. I think its fair to say a family bereavement is a valid reason. Thanks for your condolences and advice. Just what I needed.
Working should not affect your claim, voluntarily or otherwise
So it seems that DLA can be the contradiction between basis of award given and taking part in work.In my experience this does not seem to be the case for PiP daily living allowance where no claim for mobility being made.But then I suppose each individual case is different.
Starting work is not a relevant change for DLA or PIP. Everything else is just saying that whilst it isn’t in itself it could be if the nature of the role suggests clear functional improvement.
The DWP know I’m working . It’s a supported work scheme pilot being rolled out between the jcp and a mental health charity. I couldn’t do the work without the support. But trying to argue the case for pip while working seems to be an uphill struggle. I’m wondering now am I doing myself a disservice by working when it makes me appear more able to some people and may stop me getting the benefits I need to live more independently. It’s a catch 22 for me. It’s the way the descriptors are worded that hinder folks with mental health and how they are interpreted in real life. At the end of the day my job is temporary and my mental health is not. But I’m still going to try as I agree it’s about personal independence .
I can’t comment on why that would be. It’s again a conversation you need with your WRO.
Just using my research skills.
I was researching what the role of a Welfare Rights Officer was......Also please may I respectfully suggest that you don’t presume anything on my behalf....I’m quite capable of researching and reading a wide variety of sources of information from mainstream media , national and international which I am happy to provide links to.as I’ve said.... I don’t write the stuff, I just read it.I would be more convinced of the points, you are attempting put across ,if you would provide the links to the “ fast checking services” that you use,and other sources, so I can perhaps learn a bit more of how, “ the real world” works.where do you get your information about international and national affairs?Sending a link to jobs available for Welfare Case Workers has no bearing to me, researching the job description of a Welfare Rights Officer as I wanted to find out who funded your organisation ( to try and understand a bit more about the world of work, that such folk undertake)