I’ve suffered two industrial injuries but will lose £91 per week
I have 4 chronic medical conditions and the effects of two industrial injuries. I get incapacity benefit, DLA & Industrial injuries benefit of just over £40 per week. The proposed changes will mean that I lose £91.70 per week incapacity benefit.
I have had two medicals in the last five years, both of which were stopped by the doctor because it is obvious that I am not going to get better.
£91.70 is a lot of money to lose. My partner’s pension will take us over the limit & therefore I will not get the employment & support allowance.
It is not just the loss of income. It is the stress. As well as the physical illnesses I am also aphaisic from a head injury. I did have a nervous breakdown & spent 4 weeks in the local mental health unit. All the tests, form filling etc are very disturbing.
We will survive. But when I worked I had a well paid professional job & paid NI from 15 years old & a great deal of income tax. I/we have moderate savings & this will count against us in the new system. The savings are intended to maintain our home & cover for emergencies.
- Posted by: Peter at 12:07pm on 22 November 2010
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