Had my assessment in November. As I work full time I thought I didn't stand much chance. Took a carrier bag with all my meds in. Just behaved naturally , even joked about myself and the things I struggle with, (like putting on underwear). Probably did myself a disservice in some parts saying that I just get on with it, even when I can feel pain in every joint and every bone in my feet when walking. I think honesty IS the best policy, especially if you've got an appalling memory like me. Well...surprise surprise!! I received a letter telling me I was being awarded standard rate help with personal care but not with mobility. The £55.10 per week means that I can drop a shift in work which will make a big difference. Would have liked to get the mobility rate but I'm not going to challenge it, don't think I've got the energy. Plus getting the backpay just before Christmas was such a lift to my spirits, I'm counting my blessings
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