Dear UK Government,
Why do you think that Disabled people should be unwashed, unclothed or in dirty clothes and underfed in order to get the benefits they are entitled to? Why do you think that Disabled people should be living in filthy conditions to be able to get the money they need or in order to get the right amount of support and help?
Twice I have been turned down for benefits or support that I require because I am and I quote “well kept” of course I am going to be dressed, washed and well fed I live at home with parents and two siblings!
Also, why do you insist on hiring people who have no medical qualifications or knowledge of the conditions and Disabilities that are present in the people they are assessing. How are we meant to be able to get the help and money we are entitled to if you know NOTHING about the conditions or Disabilities.
On another note, Dear advisor at my local Job Centre, please stop referring to my Disability, Mental Illnesses or just me in general as “your people” or “people like you”. It doesn’t feel good.
A woman who happens to have a Disability and Mental Illnesses.