Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Another Assessment


I had an ESA assessment yesterday to se if I am 'fit for work'. Honestly, these people never give up! It was obviously a box-ticking exercise on behalf of the assessor (who said she was a former rheumatology nurse), but the thing that gets me is she isn't the one who makes the decision whether I'm allowed to stay in the support group...that is the job of 'The Decision Maker at Jobcentre Plus.

I know for a fact I'm not suitable for employment - apart from the physical part of PsA I am also on enough morphine to make me a liability should I be asked to do something which requires alertness and needing to remember small details.

I was assessed for PIP last year and get the full award so surely this must indicate to the powers that be that I am not fit for work! It's frustrating that I have to keep proving I am ill every time the Government change the goalposts and assessment criteria.