The DWP Expect You To Be An ‘Immobile Smelly Potato’
When we shared this post on Facebook yesterday, this was one of the responses.
I was turned down on a DLA renewal because (a) I still had make up on from work (b) I was clean and didn’t smell (c) I managed to answer the door and (d) I had flown to America for work recently, which obviously you couldn’t possibly do if you were disabled in any way.
All over turned at tribunal 13 months later but the DWP even then seemed to think that these things meant I had no mobility problems or any other health problems. The tribunal panel pointed out clearly that all of them were consistent with my claim form, consistent with my condition and possible even with severe disabilities. This sort of thing is truly ridiculous. They expect you to be some sort of immobile smelly potato, it seems.