INCAPACITY BENEFIT STOPPED.
Hello again, I just would like to know if anyone is/has been in my situation. I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome 15 years ago and since that time because I could not work due to my illness I was put on Inapacity Benefit. The Government is cutting down on all benefits and because I stupidly did not read the form I was sent properly I was no longer entitled to this benefit so instead they have put me on ESA (EMPLOYMENT & SUPPORT ALLOWANCE) which means that you are only entitled to have this for one year and this is coming to any end in July. I am sick with worry as this money kept my going, not for anything extravagant but just household bills etc. I have phoned the benefit department and they say that I am not entitled to have anything else, unless I can prove that I am either disabled and need a carer, which thankfully I do not. Does anyone know of anything I can get to replace the old Incapacity Benefit, even if the money is less as I don't know if I can work as some days I can't even get out of bed as I feel so bad, other days I feel quite well but you can't guarantee which days these can be. If anyone out there knows anything, I would be so grateful, please reply to my request as the months just seem to fly by and July is looming with fear. How do they expect people to live if you can't find suitable work for our needs. Health and young people don't seem to get much luck let alone someone like us. If someone out there could help I would like to hear from you.