I really did not want to claim benefits, however my condition is such that I have had to accept that I cannot work and probably will not be able for the for see able future, so I did what others do and claimed disability. I have to say they have been quite patient with me, however it is so difficult to get them to understand that while there are days I can shuffle about like other people with mild discomfort (although what there perception of mild is, is beyond me) on a bad day I am housebound and on a really bad day I am bed bound and can be for anything up to a week.
Yet they say that because I can do things most of the time they will only pay me because I do not cook my own meals. I have never cooked my own meal, (well without burning it) and yes it is true that I darn't use the oven in case I fall over or worse forget I put something on. However that is not the worst of my problems and it seems strange that they are willing to accept that and not my lack of mobility.
Does anyone else have stories of claiming and being caught in this catch 22.