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Living for today when the future cannot be guaranteed
My PIP runs until early 2022 and I have been worrying about having to go through the process of applying for it again, knowing first hand how much of a fight it can be. I am worried about it being reduced or stopped and I am especially concerned about losing my Motability vehicle, which I use to regularly go to a clinic which is a 100 mile round trip.
There is then the chance that my ESA may be reduced. I am currently in the support group but a review could come any day and I could be removed from the group. However, in contrast to with PIP I have had a good experience with the ESA assessment process previously.
If I lost some of my PIP and the support group ESA at the same time, I couldn’t afford to live. I know that is a lot of “if”s but it is still a worry.
For now, I have decided that the only thing that can be done is to make the most of the present - appreciate today now and worry about the future when it arrives. For example, with me, at this current time I am financially stable so I will make the most of it for now because I don’t know what will happen in the future. I will use this time where I am fortunate to have a little money and a car to seek out treatment for my conditions. Then, I can worry about the other things, like re-applying for PIP, when they happen. Maybe I will even be well enough in a few years that I won’t be needing benefits anyway (I am “fortunate” in that I have a condition that is somewhat curable).
When the future is not guaranteed, I think that’s all you can do really, isn’t it?
Does anyone agree? Do you feel in a similar situation?
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