My younger brother(aged 40) suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, Depression/Anxiety and CFS(Chronic Fatigue). He has been receiving DSP for approx. 15 years. During that time, he did work (part-time) about four years after dx, but the CFS set in severely and he struggled to get out of bed in the mornings. He lives alone and is frightened they will remove DSP from him. His medical bills are covered by medicare but he also sees a natropath(pays for this) in helping him with CFS issues and Ulcerative Colitis. His Colitis condition can be stabilised but as soon as he feels stress, it plays up (severely). It's a vicious circle for him. Will someone like him be affected?
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29-06-2014 17:01 #1Member
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Disability Support Pension Changes....will it affect my brother?
29-06-2014 17:47 #2Senior Member
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i think the changes were mainly to those under 30.
hope he escapes any cuts.
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