I've had endo and ME for years and take high doses of morphine everyday. I've never applied for DLA because the questions don't seem to apply to me. However, my fatigue has gotten much worse and for the last few months I've been mainly housebound - I don't get dressed for days on end, can't cook, can't clean, can't leave the house unless I get a taxi as my fatigue is too bad to walk, and I'm getting joint pain that makes walking very tough.
However, the questions say things like "do you need help to dress yourself?" - I don't get my husband to help, I just don't do it, the same with things like taking a bath or walking (I don't do either as often as I should as I don't have the energy). With questions like "can you walk 200m" - if someone held a gun to my head I could, or if I really had to, but i would then be in pain and badly fatigued. Some days are better than others and I can walk further than this, but the point is that I don't walk that far on 99% of days. I don't know how to handle the application.
Also, online it tells me that I should apply for DLA and can do so up until June - is it worth applying and then having to be reassessed straight away for PIPs? I'm self employed as I'm too ill to work and money is very tight - if I don't apply for anything until June, I'd potentially lose a few months of payments.
Can anyone give me any advice?