A says, “I went to an assessment for Employment and Support Allowance. My symptoms fluctuate and I was having a bad day. I was honest and told them I had difficulties, but that I had to cope, as I have no choice. Shortly afterwards, my benefit was stopped and I had to appeal. They were aware of how painful my condition can be – I was obviously in pain at the interview – but I have to live my life and play the hand I’m dealt. Yet just coping was the reason for them to disqualify me. But I can’t just lie down and give up. It felt like I was being punished for trying to cope and not giving up.”

Source: http://figr.es/s089