Dear readers I hope you are OK and keeping safe.
Let’s talk about my week.
It’s been a tough week for me but it is what it is.
I’ve finally finished my latest lot of antibiotics and at the time of writing this blog I am feeling a bit brighter.
Long covid is awful, but yesterday I walked the furthest that I’ve been able to for a long time.
I walked to the bottom of my street and back. Its a fairly long street and I’m proud of myself for doing it.
In other news I still feel like a failure for not being able to be a better parent for my daughter.
I do my best but health and finance prevents me from being able to take her out like I used to.
I’m alive though and I survived Covid 19. I’m very proud of this. My body was strong enough to fight this horrible virus, and I daily think about everyone that has died from covid 19 and their families.
Lets talk about the DWP
For years we have been saying that the DWP and government has created the ES and PIP system to punish people for being disabled and ill.
So many people have called us liars and suchlike, but thanks to Works And Pensions we now have the evidence.
The DWP has an endless pot of money to fight ESA and PIP appeals. They’re pretty blatent about this now, hell they don’t even deny it anymore.
They are spending this money even though they loosing an increasing amount of cases.
They don’t care if they loose, its all about punishment, making people feel like giving up and worse.
It’s obvious they see us as surplus to requirements. If they can’t profit from us then they will continue to persecute us to our very last breath.
No one should have to live like this. The government doesn’t have a heart, they don’t care and they don’t want us to fight back.
Luckily we are a savvy group of people and we have formed our own support groups via Facebook, Twitter and via local communities.
We care for each other and this is something that government officials haven’t got a clue about. They’re selfish morons. I could say more but I’m being polite.
Despite their appeal loses the DWP have increased its spending on fighting PIP and ESA appeals.
Remember it’s all about punishment and there’s an endless pot of money for that.
Figures obtained by the Independent, show the DWP spent £121m between 2017-19, with £58m spent on mandatory reconsiderations and £63m spent on tribunal appeals.
When broken down annually over three years, it shows that the amount spent on mandatory reconsiderations increased by 19% between 2016-17 and 2018-19, and the cost of tribunals surged by an extraordinary 64%.
The DWP is actually losing more and more appeals, with the success rate for PIP claimants now at 76%.
The DWP can’t just buy off tribunals with cash incentives.
Tribunals trust claimants and their evidence rather than the DWP and their obvious lies. They can’t be bought off like other organisations have been.
Thanks to Benefits and Work for your hard work and for keeping us informed. Check them out if you can.
More about covid 19.
As children go back to school, the infection rates are dramatically increasing.
Combine this with the re opening of pubs etc it’s not going to get better any time soon.
As usual the government are failing to give any direction and proper leadership.
The public are confused and I’m sure that this is why so many people are ignoring the rules.
How can you abide to the rules if you don’t know what they are?
Anyway yesterday Johnson informed the public about his latest lockdown rules.
It’s farcical saying that people can only mix with six people whilst schools are back in and they have more than six pupils.
Yesterday I read that arough estimate shows that teachers can have on average contact with about 200 households.
Does the government think that teachers and pupils can’t catch Covid 19?
It’s unbelievable isn’t it. Johnson and his ilk are liars, but I don’t need to tell you that.
This week has certainly been eventful. The town that I live in is now in double red alert and I’m expecting a local lockdown like Bolton.
It’s awful but if everyone took it seriously and wore masks etc it really would help.
I’m scared of catching it again and I know that thousands of people are as well.
Please keep safe, wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance from people if you can.
Lots of love to you all. I do think about you.
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