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Contributory Employment Support Allowance cut after one year

Location: UK » Scotland » ML
Contributory Employment Support Allowance cut after one year

I’m at a very low point. My Employment Support Allowance has now
stopped. I was getting Contribution based ESA for longer than a year. I
have always tried to work when I am able to. I am not a scrounger.
Mental Illness has been with me most of my life -anxiety, panic
syndrome and the black dog of depression, also hormonal problems. I am
lucky to be married to my wonderful husband. He is a dedicated school
teacher. I have always tried to be independent. I have launched an
appeal to be put in the Support Group. Hamilton Money Matters worker
has helped me with the forms. My Doctor and Community
Mental Health Nurse have given letters of support. I have not had a
miraculous recovery. I am still unfit for work! I beat myself up with a
big stick. Do I need this governnment to join in? Can you offer any
other suggestions? I am not alone in this but I certainly feel as if I
am.

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