CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Benefit assessments are making society more hostile towards the invisibly disabled

The issue isn’t that we should treat people with disabilities
differently. A person is a person regardless of their health. However,
the current political climate appears to encourage prejudice and
distrust against those who are not visibly disabled. Instead, many
people are living in a constant state of fear, of being called out for
being a fraud, of verbal and physical abuse, and of a benefits system
that does not understand so many conditions, and seems to ignore
personal testimony when it is given.



Benefit assessments are making society more hostile towards the invisibly disabled

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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