Jackie’s Story – The DWPs’ determination to class me as fit to work.

Black Isle Media

Jackie lives in a small village in North Ayrshire, Scotland. These are her words, on how her Work Capability Assessments, (WCA) have been conducted.

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My issues with The Department for Work and Pensions, (DWP) started last June when, as part of my Employment and Support Allowance, (ESA) I was sent for medical assessment at Glasgow Disability Benefits Centre which is in Cadogan Street, Glasgow.

I suffer from multiple health conditions, some of which include; ME, osteoarthritis, (which affects my; hips, back, neck, shoulder and pelvis), carpal tunnel syndrome and depression with anxiety and stress issues.

I travelled by train to the assessment centre. On the way I stopped off in Paisley first to do bit of shopping, my father was seriously ill in a care home at the time and I needed some things for the photo album I was making for him, of his…

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