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Success? I’m just knackered

That moment you cry with relief because finally… finally after two years, you’ve successfully negotiated the maze of an 18 month claim for disability living allowance, rejection, appeal, near-tribunal, work capability assessment, Support Group, social services in a system that no longer recognises moderate needs, 8 assessments for care, Dave on crisis leave from work to look after us for 5 months.

At last! It’s all done!

After endless months of explaining to endless strangers how you are disabled, time and time again, telling those strangers things you don’t tell your husband.

Then the moment you cry because you realise you qualified for them all. You needed them all.

That’s when you don’t have much choice but to explain it to yourself.

WCA – Call for Evidence

So, with Harrington gone, the Fourth “Independent” review of Work Capability Assessments is being compiled. The new reviewer, Dr Paul Litchfield is asking for evidence and despite patchy results in the past, we must do all we can to let him know just how WCAs fail and are still failing.

I would urge anyone who has been through a WCA to send their thoughts in – it’s only by submitting evidence – time and again if necessary – that our views will be heard.

Here are the details https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fourth-independent-review-into-the-work-capability-assessment-call-for-evidence-launched

Please don’t let cynicism stop you from taking part.