Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Hi, my name is shazz1!

shazz1 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I’m new but been on dla/pip for 3 years. Had to fill in a renewal form which they didn’t put on there system. My money was stopped but got that sorted now I hope. They have now said I need a f2f but want me to attend. I need a home visit but have been told I could be refused even though I had one last time.I have various illnesses including Fibromyalgia, IBD, Osteo arthtritis etc. Now I am terrified I will have my money stopped. It is so unfair to be treated like this that I seriously feel like been here isn’t worth the anxiety. I apologise for my long post but had to turn to someone other than my husband. I feel I burden him enough.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @shazz1   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. We are a friendly, supportive community. Always ready to listen.

    I can understand the anxiety and fear of having the assessments . You are not alone. Many of our community members can identify what you are going through. Including must say myself.

    When you seriously feel like been here is'nt worth the anxiety.  Please can I advise.

    If you are having thoughts of self harm or suicide. It is important that you discus them with some one who is qualified.

    Please call The Samaritans 116 123 .

    If you feel that you are an immediate danger to yourself. Please call 999.Visit your hospital right away.

    Please take care

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shazz1, and a warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you here.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm so sorry to hear you've been feeling anxious lately. The benefits process can feel overwhelming, particularly when you're dealing with it on top of ill-health, but you're among others who understand here on the community.

    Please do keep us updated with how you're doing. We're here to listen, and we'll advise where we can. I hope today is as kind as possible to you!
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