I have Rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Tinnitus and Labyrinthitis. After doing extensive research into the illnesses and conditions I found I was at a greater risk of other underlying illnesses such as I.S.L, Pneumonia, Asthma and Bronchitis which I had a s a child. I have had a two to three year battle with the benefits system since the government brought in a new law to false all parents (Mothers) out to work. I was raising three children, two of which had a statement of special educational needs. I am 48 years old and still have my youngest child at home. I was finally accepted on the E.S.A main faze W.R.A.G last year in September. Last month I was moved over from the W.R.A.G to the support group. Then finally I received a letter from D.W.P awarding me D.L.A! I have been put on the higher rate mobility and middle rate care because I have to have someone help care for me in many ways and it's risky for me to be out on my own because of the Labyrinthitis and Type 2 Diabetes if I fall into unconsciousness . At last I can breath a sigh of relief and do not have to stress out any more, which I can do with out at my age.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.