Benefits are confusing! This is the first time I’ve ever had to try and claim a benefit. My respiratory nurse says I need the mobility component of DLA, I picked up a form from the Jobcentre Plus and now I’m totally confused.
There is a form with yes or no answers “can I get disability living allowance” however; you answer “yes” or “no” as relevant to their questions. I’ve answered no to being terminally ill and not having visual impairment etc ……
(6) Do you ever have difficulty, need prompting or need help with your personal care? It then says they can’t consider “other general household domestic tasks”!
How do you get the care component if you have trouble making your bed, vacuuming etc but they exclude this from the question? I live on my own and have no family!
Is disability living allowance not used for these purposes? How do you get home help? Oh and “You will only get DLA when you have needed help for three months.” I need help this is why I’m applying for it, but according to this form I don’t quality!!
I’m MRC 4 and have a heart condition, can’t walk around a supermarket, get things delivered, can’t walk in town etc …. I don’t understand it at all. I’ve paid national insurance and tax all my life and they won’t give me a benefit I need!