News items from the latest 'Benefits and Work' newsletter. They may be of interest to anyone on ESA, PIP:
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I am in a process of applying for Personal Independence Payment.
I also might be eligible for Employment and Support Allowance. I am in work but really struggling there.
I am wondering, it is worth to subscribe for Benefits and Work Claimants and carers subscription plan?
Do they have information that is not available elsewhere for free? Can I find the same information elsewhere online for free?
Would the website be helpful if I am claiming because of autism related issues?
How good is their forum? Do they send from e-mail notifications?
I’ve subscribed, I’ve had a quick look over their info and it looks very good. I won’t read it in any more detail until the time comes that I need to. I’m currently in receipt of universal credit but my work coach assured me they would do an assessment on me soon so when I get word of that, then I’ll read the info so I’m prepared.
I was told by the Department for Work and Pensions that they prefer people to be in work.
Apparently, it does not matter at what cost to their health and how happy they are there.
I can do only the minimum there. I have no resources and energy for anything more.
Employment and Support Allowance would help me a lot but I cannot get assessed if I am in work.
And if I leave the work, I do not know if I will get it.
So, I am stuck.
Get some advice and support. Phone the NAS helpline and speak to somebody. I’ll get you the link for the number, it might have email support as well, I’m not sure. But please don’t try to cope with this by yourself. It is hard and it is a struggle but with the right support, you’re life can be a whole lot better. I feel for you I really do and I would love for you to get some support with this. I’ll look for the number now and the link.
Thank you for trying to help me!
I feel that the coping strategies and masks I wear are actually the dead end.
I simply try to suppress myself and please others. I am exhausted.
There is no point to live like that. I am not happy. I want to be myself.