First off, I can't claim anything disability related for TWO YEARS after I've come back to the UK. Then, there's this insanity with the PIP rules - you've got to be practically paralysed and drooling to receive ANY financial help for being unable to see to things round the house, and for yourself. Jesus, there are MANY LEVELS of incapacity, you bastards! You all know this, I'm sorry, but I've come from a country that has a much more civilised, fair, respectful system in place, where my family was compensated for having their "Homemaker Incapacitated, thus financial provision is given to provide for her work". £500 a month. My appointment was at a central place. I was seen by 4 different doctors, (psych cos of depression diagnosis, rheumatologist cos of fibromyalgia, bone doc - dunno why, neuro for migraines) then a board. And a social worker who was lovely. I've done it twice. Good experience both times, except for the exhaustion etc. Never occurred to me someone could come to my house. Had to reschedule a couple of times cos of migraines. How can these uninformed twits assess you? If I'd been working, not studying the language, at the time, we'd have got compensated more, for my lack of earnings. AND not means tested. THAT'S socialism, UK, nasty, government. If you can even get PIP, what do you get? Oh, and THIS for ESA? Only eligible if: you have savings or investments worth less than £16,000 your partner works less than 24 hours a week Seriously? We have a TINY pension ISA, from my husband's accident 15 years ago. And if he's working full time, but not earning enough, they want us to drain that to subsidise his salary, before they'll help. Jesus. Well. We've got 2 years to find work arounds. Putting savings in our adult kid's name is looking sensible. Heck of a rant. I'm just SO DISGUSTED. Israel has got a lot of things wrong. But the official figures show no discrimination between who gets given benefits there. All but one of the docs were Arab-Israeli anyway! The health system is a-politcal, and flaming excellent.