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your welcome to suggest it to politicians, whether they'll listen, maybe if some party supports it i might vote for them
 
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Ha yes if they put that in their manifesto I think they would gain a lot of votes whichever party it was. :)
 
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but then they'd have to pay for it and some say the youngsters are having a hard enough time as it is
 
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Well no. In my perfect world of unicorns and magic, they wouldn’t be paying unemployment /esa and could just transfer it over to a pension instead. Easy peasy. I should run the government.
 
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i just phoned the gp asking for a telephone consultation, asked the reason said stress mental illness benefits, this receptionist the way she reacted, they shouldn't be taking goverment rhetoric out on vulnerable people
 
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felt suicidal last night but was thinking killing myself would just suit my family, they'd no longer have to cover up the mentally ill uncle from the family in malta and anyway wouldn't be better to take one of the bastards with me

my representative has postponed the face to face hoping to get a supportive lettter from the gp asking for a paper assessment were i don't have to be seen, the clocks ticking, they won't wait for ever and the waiting is more uncertainty for me

i might ask the gp to refer me to the cmhc but all they offer nowadays is drugs, and unless your a high risk they don't want to know and if you are or argue such,you risk been binned
 
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Do not worry...go to websites and make notes on your illness/condition...then write it all in your esa questionnaire..this helped me do mine recently.
Secondly...pick your worst day and describe how you have been feeling in the esa50.
Im waiting for the dwp to get back to me...I has an esa50 sent to me in late December.
 
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Have you been classed as fit to work before, ramboghettouk?
 
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I'm sort of surprised they asked you to go to an assessment..I didn't have a face to face. But that could be because my GP wrote a paragraph saying my complex mental health issues and complex physical health issues make going out an arduous task. Guess they couldn't be bothered to do a home visit which is great because don't have brain power for that. My evidence was good as well I guess. They even used photographs I included to come to a decision lol. Still surprised though because schizophrenia is awful to deal with and given you've struggled so long with it what's the point assessing you again. I don't understand.
 
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my gp has only known me a year since the last one retired, she says she can't comment on my behaviour and i need someone who knows me, i said no one knows me i'm so isolated and if they did comment it has to come from a profffessional, they've closed my case

spoke to my representative she phoned the gp they're doing a new letter

not what they told me appears i'm not mentally ill to be a priority but they know i'm mentallly ill enough they can ignore me knowing if i complain it'll be put down to mental illness

i'm surprised i got a face to face and they didn't have time to contact the gp they did have a summary of my notes mentioning simple schitzoprenia and residual schitzoprenia

my representative says i'd pass a face to face if i am called in, she's phoned them asking them to wait for further information we have until the 25th

remember that psychiatrist when i was in hospital saying i could put you in a room with 30 schitzoprenics on meds and 30 so called normal people and you wouldn't be able to see the difference

there was a lot of crap like that when i was a young lunatic
 
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well the letter isn't that great, but my representative has sent it in, before i planned a trip to brum to see my elderly mother whose been in hospital but my representative said if they refuse a paper assessment i'll have to turn up for face to face on 22nd one thing this purgatory won't last forever, though it could be extended if i'm declared fit at least 6 months to appeal
 
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I think youve said you also suffer social anxiety couldn’t you use that to say you couldn’t cope with a face to face. I know how hard it is to get out of the house let alone a face to face.
 
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but if i can't cope with a face to face it'll be a home assessment and i remember one advocate advising against that, my place isn't that level of mess, what if they see the computer etc

i am basicall y saying that and this new letter the gp is more suppportive talking about problems waiting at her surgery
 
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I find that so annoying as I’ve been told similar. Just because you have MH probs doesn’t mean you Have to live in a shit tip. In fact in my case if mine isn’t tidy my anxiety goes thru the roof. And so what you’ve got a computer, so have 90% of the population. You could always move it away for the day. I was told for one home visit, leave a weeks worth of dishes in the sink , don’t clean up ,and wear dirty clothes and don’t wash your hair. Leave a vodka bottle /beer cans in site. But why should you have to do this . Yes I know some people with MH issues find coping with a home difficult and I understand this, but it’s not in all cases. It’s all down to bad MH training.
 
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i've also got a big box of paints brushes etc in the hallway i admit it was partly to impress people, though i have been decorating, where do i put them

and i've been turned down after home assessments for care

bad mental health training theres a chance i could be assessed by someone with no mental health training
 
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