Stop reassessing chronic, life-long , health conditions

    1. Simon Nicklin
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      Simon Nicklin

      Ashford, United Kingdom

People who suffer long term life long health conditions and serious illness, where such conditions are only manageable not curable ,who due to the welfare reform are having to face reassessments at regular intervals. It is difficult enough for those people to deal with their condition/illness without the emotional stress and financial hardship which they are being subjected to constantly having to 'prove' that they are suffering, collate information themselves for Atos, and often having to go through lengthy, time consuming process of being found fit for work when not or and turned down for other help with their disability. As the Equality Act ( 2010 ) states: Progressive conditions
'A progressive condition is a condition that gets worse over time. People with progressive conditions can be classed as disabled. However, you automatically meet the disability definition under the Equality Act 2010 from the day you’re diagnosed with HIV infection, cancer or multiple sclerosis.'
Many disabled people have paid national insurance contributions and tax, some struggle to work and need that help and for others, they can no longer function on a daily basis. It is these people who are a 'quiet' voice and who need the help, support and long term security that has been taken away from them. We ask that you consider what it is like for someone with Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, etc or the aforementioned serious and chronic life long debilitating, progressive illnesses and how the stress of having to prove the illness is counter productive. It does not save the tax payer any more money.

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Stop reassessing chronic, life-long , health conditions

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    • Karin Muir SALISBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      My daughter has a chronic probably life long condition and I hate the thought of her having to fight like this to get financial assistance. These assessment people need to spend a day in her shoes. They would soon understand!

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    • Fabiola Mead LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I suffer from a lifelong chronic illness which will require medication throughout my life,

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    • Jen Lindley BAKEWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I would say people in this category have quite enough stress in their day-to-day lives without the government adding to it.

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    • paula lees BURTON ON TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      chronic illness sufferer on benefits

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    • Laureen Toner CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Because we are being victimised. Bad enough we were taken off IB & put on the ridiculous ESA

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