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chris77chris77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
hi to the guys that said hi and thanks its came across badly to some members i can only say sorry for that !! and that ive worked my whole life and the fact i got  dla/pip mixed up just proves im lost and dont know how or where to get help,im first and mostly a fellow human getting unfair treatment and cant go on living like a porper and homeless at same time ,I DANIEL BLAKE IS HOW I FEEL ,nobody gives even half a **** in the benefits offices and people i know live like kings just because they know the dodges ,i dont lol i would rather be fit healthy and have all i had before ,trade,health ,mortgage 2.4 kids etc anyhow im begging for some kind human to feel free to help me out only ones get help here as in scotland are junkies or eu migrants thats truth not race its to pc and brits are treated like dirt


  • drewdundeedrewdundee Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    edited June 2019
    Well I'm neither a "junky" not am I an EU migrant and i live in Scotland, i also work. When asked for help i was given it. I use pip for my travel to and from work. I don't think you will make many friends being so discriminatory and prejudice on here. There is lots of help out there, just don't blame others for your lack of it.
  • Gwendoline1Gwendoline1 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    Hiya chris77,
    I too had worked all my life, married, two adult children and the world was our oyster as the saying goes.
    When I first became unwell I became quite frustrated and was annoyed with myself. 
    I also felt ‘ why me?’, that’s all I want is my life back.
    Sadly for me it didn’t quite work out that way.
    I have quite a few physical problems as well as other things.
    I used to become frustrated and irritable.
    What I’ve learned over time is that it gets me no where.
    Ive also found out that the benefits system does work when and if you need it.
    Many knowledgable people are on here and are willing to help if they can.They will also give valuable information too
    A number of times you’ll read on here that very few people who are successful with pip or esa let people know how successful they were.
    I am one and I’ve taken advice from this forum and CAB.
    I knew nothing about claiming because thankfully I didn’t need to, but I took on board all the advice I could find and as already said I was successful.
    Im no scammer, I just wish my life was as it was.
    It can never be, so I have to make the most of what I’ve got and I’m much happier.
    I hope you find peace and also life improves for you. 
    I will say again there are some brilliant people on here who will help, but only if you let them.
    Good luck. 😀😀😀
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I can really sense your frustration but please remember that it won’t help you get what you need, in fact experience has shown me that when you take an aggressive approach you get met with similar response and the people in the benefits office (who are just doing their job) won’t bend over backwards to help. It’s a tough system and I really, honestly understand your frustration and many of us have been in similar situations, but try and channel that into something more productive. 

    Can you explain where abouts you’re “at”? Are you currently getting DLA/PIP? Have you recently had a reassessment and award taken away or lowered? 
    If you can answer that we can help talk you through your next steps. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,910 Disability Gamechanger
    @Hart86 this previous thread by Chris may help answer your questions. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/60727/got-worse-but-lost-money-confused#latest

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I’ve been reading some of your other posts and have a few questions:

    You say you’re being bedroom taxed, how many of you are there and how old are your children? There are some exclusions that may apply to you here.

    When did you receive the result of your PIP renewal? It doesn’t matter how long ago the assessment was, just when you got the decision.

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