Nicola Jeffrey (left) at her south east London home with her son [Image: Socialist Worker].

Mrs Mike suffers with fibromyalgia – among other illnesses.

She has not yet been transferred from DLA to PIP, so it seems we can look forward to similar treatment.

Considering the amount of anguish and stress her current condition causes us both – as revealed in my recent article – I can certainly sympathise with anybody going through this process.

It is nothing less than an attempt to force the disabled to despair and death.

The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

Nicola Jeffery, a single parent from south east London, has fibromyalgia which causes chronic pain across the body. She is one of thousands of people with “invisible disabilities” whose benefits have been axed by the Tories.

“I was harassed for ten years as a single, disabled parent,” Nicola told Socialist Worker.

“First when I was on income support, then job seekers and Employment Support Allowance before I received Pip.”

“They completely dismissed all my medical information,” she added. “I was assessed twice within a week—and then had all my Pip cut.

“The fact that I had brought my medical files to the assessment was used against me as evidence that I was capable of mobility.”

Source: ‘I was crying and in pain’—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

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