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Title: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: waylay on January 07, 2019, 04:41:40 PM
I think that my C-PTSD has been re-activated (OK, worsened - it never did go away) by having to deal with the benefits system here in the UK. Anybody else?
Title: Re: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: Libby183 on January 07, 2019, 07:06:43 PM
I feel for you, waylay, and I am terrified that I will have to deal with the UK benefits system soon, because my husband is divorcing me and I have been completely financially dependent on him.

I would be very interested to hear about how they react to people with CPTSD and associated difficulties.
Title: Re: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: waylay on January 11, 2019, 08:13:04 PM
Thanks @Libby183
Title: Re: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: Boatsetsailrose on March 10, 2019, 09:11:08 PM
Hi way lay
I have just been awarded pip and am currently filling out work capability assessment ...
Yes it is stressful and therefore potentially triggering.
Getting as much good support as possible and letting know services know i have mental health disorder has been helpful to get treated with dignity and fastracking where poss
Title: Re: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: irishrebel on May 28, 2019, 09:52:54 PM
theres an excellent book called "the big book of benefits" which helped me get standard pip on both components.
the child poverty action group publish it
https://www.shop.cpag.org.uk/big-book-of-benefits-and-mental-health-2018-20
Title: Re: UK Benefits System Worsening My CPTSD
Post by: Blueberry on May 29, 2019, 09:15:02 AM
Thanks for this information, irishrebel! I've posted it over on the Country Specific Resources too.