I thought I would go through that support I get from the government as I think some will be shocked because I know I am.
I can’t work due to my disabilities and I claim PIP due to the severity of my chronic illnesses.
I “don’t qualify” for Universal Credit nor ESA! I have checked on the government website as well as spoke to numerous advisors who all said the same.
So basically I am reliant totally on one benefit which is around just £300 a month, PLUS I have to pay for prescriptions!
You would think a disabled person who can barely walk, can’t stand long, can’t work and has to be on numerous medications for the rest of my life would at least get free prescriptions!?
I also have 70p a day for food due to the limited income and that is the limit. This allows me to have minimal food.
This is the only support I get which I honestly find quite shocking.
Also as I haven’t paid enough National Insurance credits due to the fact I cannot work, I won’t get a pension when I am older, plus you can’t get PIP at retirement age so basically I will be homeless and broke as a pensioner.
I even spoke to some advisors who confirmed that when I asked them. I said “so I won’t be able to get a pension so won’t get any money when I am old and therefore will end up homeless as a disabled pensioner” and she said “yes”, which I found incredibly upsetting.
This is a government that doesn’t care at all about disabled people.
They simply don’t care at all about me or I would not be put into this situation nor treated like this.