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Hi, I'm 60 years old, suffer from COPD, fibrosis of the liver, depression and anxiety. I'm currently appealing against a 'fit for work' assessment (which stopped my DLA) and was in court in May (after a years wait). The case was then adjourned as the DWP had not provided me with the relevant paperwork. In the meantime, after 4 months on UC, I've now been placed on ESA. I missed a scheduled assessment 2 weeks ago, as I was too ill to attend. This afternoon I have to go for the re-scheduled appointment. Asked my mother to ring and explain I am too unwell to attend this morning, they won't accept that and I was advised I'd be sanctioned if I did not attend. I am at present very unwell with a severe chest infection, coughing and breathless and vomitng violently with my liver, while awaiting blood test results. My doctor came out on Friday, prescribed anti-biotics and steroids and advised complete rest. The weather is raining and its cold. Is there any authority which can be complained to about the draconian behaviour of the DWP?
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