‘Unimaginable hardship!’ Disabled PIP claimant sees income ‘slashed’ after assessment

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“That threw me into unimaginable hardship when it coincided with the Covid restrictions. I struggled to survive.

“Obviously, there are many other forms of disablement but the common factor is that the current method of support can bring about mental instability on top of what people suffer.”

On top of the assessment process exacerbating the anxieties of PIP claimants, the benefit claimant believes the ordeal is unfair to those with disabilities which affect their ability to function during it.

She added: “My particular condition means that I have ‘brain-fog’. It is an ultimately frustrating relapse of the synapses which ‘switch off’.


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