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Desperate UK Woman In Agonising Pain Waiting Months To Know If She's 'Disabled Enough' For Benefits

Sunday 22 September 2019


From UK news outlet Hull Live:


Patricia Nimmo
Patricia Nimmo says she has been fighting the DWP for
PIP payments since she had to stop work in 2016.
(Image: Jerome Ellerby)

Desperate Hull woman in agonising pain waiting months to know if she's 'disabled enough' for benefits

Patricia Nimmo wants an answer from the DWP

By Anna Riley
21 September 2019
© 2019 Local World.

A Hull woman in so much pain she struggles to walk, talk and move her hands, says she feels suicidal after waiting to find out if she is "disabled enough" for benefits.

Patricia Nimmo, 62, who served in the Armed Forces and the police, suffers with severe arthritis in her hands, which makes it very difficult and painful for her to move her fingers and thumbs.

She has also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which causes widespread pain around her body, and makes it a struggle for her to talk, walk and think at times.

She says her condition is so bad she can barely leave the house.

But despite doctors' evidence suggesting she is too disabled to work, Mrs Nimmo says she has been waiting for more than seven months for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to determine whether she will lose her Universal Credit payments if she is deemed eligible for work.


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