I have been ill since I was 17. My foster mother filled out the disability application and I was awarded disability living allowance (DLA) without a medical. The medical basically is to see if you meet the disability criteria. I’m still on DLA 15 years later. At the time if you got highest DLA payment you diid not have to attend medical for Incapacity Benefit so from 2005 to 2012 I was left alone
In 2012 I changed from Incapacity Benefit to Employment Support Allowance. It was made harder to claim ESA to reduce claims so to save the government money. I got put straight into the support group without a medical, same again in 2015 and I’m currently have another assessment at the moment but it looks like I will be put in the support group again.
My mental disabilities are very well documented and I have lots of input from social services and supported living staff (group home for americans)
What is your disability benefit story like