“I can’t live the life I choose without PIP.”


This is the PIP process and then does it all start again when the rollout of Universal Credit comes around.

Not counting all the various illnesses, conditions and disabilities, stress itself can kill you.

I am of the frame of mind that this is the whole intention of this Government for when you are dead that is one less claimant for them to consider.

No one in any Government area cares and this could also be said of the local authorities and CCG.

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Josie, from Bristol, was a nurse until 2008 where she developed a number of impairments which affect her health and mobility. She has most recently been diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation, a condition which affects immunity and increases the chances of anaphylaxis attacks.

Following Scope Chair, Andrew McDonald’s comments on how the benefits process is a ‘hostile environment’, Josie describes her experiences of the PIP process.

I cannot live the life I choose without Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

I need a carer to go out anywhere and, beyond local, basic shops (many of which I can’t access), I need a wheelchair accessible taxi. This carries an extra surcharge of £10 to £20 per trip in most areas.

I pay towards my care and need to provide all materials. Without PIP, I would not be able to even meet my basic bills. This is before you consider anything fun. My…

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