Concerned about the change of DLA to PIP & what it means for those with OCD
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:35 PM
Various organizations have actually found that there are very few fraudulent DLA claims each year (around 0.5% of claims are found to be fraudulent & 50% of claims are initially rejected), however the government are claiming that they will make cuts by reducing the number of surplus DLA claiments, to make sure that only those in need get it, so then in order to produce a difference they are having to re-set the boundaries as to what counts as a disability.
The fact that OCD is list as one of the World health organization's top 10 most disabling conditions means nothing and I guess this is just another situation in which sufferers of mental illness are disadvantaged- if you can't see it it's not there.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:31 PM
Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:26 PM
i guess its just a case of turning up for their assessments and explaining how we are affected and appealing against that decision if we believe they have not understood us correctly etc
i've been told that i will continue to recieve the benefits (dla and long term incapacity benefits) after my last assessment earlier this year .....we just gotta try and explain what our lives are like when we get sent for these assessments - if we do that then there is nothing really to worry about
Edited by orange socks, 22 December 2012 - 06:27 PM.