I smashed a plate. It was either that or self harm. Or worse. I’ve discovered today that my income has been reduced over night by 2/3rds to £90 a week. Until I get my new PIP assessment. They ended my award. And that ends so many other top ups to this extent. I can’t cope.
the dwp say that its standard policy, standard letters, etc. But its deliberate: the system is set up to punish and deny u the support its supposedly there for. Been on phone all day trying to understand what’s going on.
and they said they will try and flag my claim for quicker reassesment, but theres no guarantee or any idea how long it maybe still. Basically because it’s because I won my tribunal. It’s punishment.
They say it’s the tribunal who’ve changed the “status” of the award to a “short term”award.

But it’s not at all. It’s their DWP policy.

Nothing they ever send you tells you this, or explains what it means,
Your meant to understand that the end date (all awards have end dates) is now a HARD end date. All tribunal wins are automatically reclassified as short term which puts that hard end date on an award. even if your waiting for assessment, your award is ended.
My claim has been in the system since December. But the Hard end date and reclassification to short term award means from 23rd Jan PIP ended for me. And with it all other top up benefits that are reliant on getting pip end too. Over night.
Please help me out while I’m in this barbaric position of dealing with a horrific massive cut in my benefits while I await to be reassessed for PIP.

Day 1 after the news. I’m the lowest I’ve been since my dads death nov 2019. My insides feel just as if I’ve been bereaved. My symptoms have flared and I am struggling to even get around my flat I’m so weak and in pain. I don’t know how to carry on. No end in sight.
It is an ordeal. It is a torture. There’s no date to look towards and aim for to carry me through. There’s just darkness. With nothing I can do except wait and try to just cope. It’s like a bad dream I can’t wake up from, feeling dazed and not in control of anything.

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