Hello and thank your reading,
I unfortunately suffer from the following which I take medication for:
Spinal Injury - Long term disability affecting movement, loss of feeling in legs and feet
Chronic Pain due to spinal injury and herniated discs
I missed my Work Capability Assessment as I had an infection, I called the centre prior to the appointment to tell them and I also visited the GP and obtained medication.I was told that I would receive a letter from the DWP asking why I missed the appointment.
I subsequently received the form, I completed the form complete with an appointment card and the medication container which listed the date on which I obtained the medication, at no point was I asked to explain my disability/illness or the reason as to why I had been in receipt of "not fit for work" note from the GP and have been since Sept 2016.
A couple of weeks later I received a "Decision maker has decided your capable of work"
The questions I am asking are:
1.How can this have been made when there has been no formal assessment completed or any forms filled out by myself to explain the conditions and difficulties I face on a day to day basis?
2.I have note received any explanation as to why this decision was made, so I want to appeal, whats the best way to do this?
3.I have no benefits in the meantime, I am in a lot of debt and am behind in my rent, which means that I may lose my home due to this decision, what can I do?
Many thanks in advance for the advice, it is really appreciated