Hi I live in France so the system is somewhat different here. I'm feeling very frustrated at the moment. I live in a small village and can no longer drive. I don't feel safe driving for me and anyone else around. It also really exhausts me and then I am very bad. In the french system if you are registered handicapped then there are different percentage rates. I am currently between 50 and 79%, which means I receive benefit money but no human help. I really don't need any help in the house I can manage. But I really need help if I need to go to the Doctors etc. I can only walk about 50m now, which means I can't even get to little social activities in the day in the village. I have a manual chair but I rely on someone to push it.
I have been completely relying on my husband who has had health problems himself recently. Now he's recovered he needs to find work, which hopefully he will soon. But then I shall feel stranded in my house.