My mom is trying to make a claim and get on disability. She went to her GP last week, and at first she tried to just claim illness benefit but things have changed, and because she hasnt worked for the last 2 years, she cant claim illness benefit.
So the GP gave her a form, and told her to fill it out. Its a form to apply for disability. Her COPD qualifies her, its one of the top disabilities on the list. But still she has to fill out all of this paperwork which is so complicated.
She’s very stressed right now trying to fill it all out. It has to be filled in by Thursday when she goes back to see her doctor. Then, once its filled in, and sent off, she’ll have to wait about six months before her claim comes through, which I think is just ridiculous.
In the meantime she is getting a payment, but still, six months seems such a long time.
The government makes it so hard for people. I told her to go to her local welfare officer to get help filling out the form, but she refused, saying they just want to delve into all of your personal business, wich is true I guess.
So right now, she’s at home trying her best to fill it out. Hope she is able to do it and get everything correct on the form. She told me she’ll ring the disability section of our government tomorrow if she cant fill it in or she isnt sure about something on it.
All this just to get a little more money, it just doesnt seem worth it.