Well C.A.B came to help me with my benefit forms, They asked me about my worst days, but I told them about average days as I do not want to be done for benefit fraud. At the end they said I should get both the care and mobility components but they were unsure if it would be both low or one low and one mid rate.
I would be happy with both on low rate, I was told I still get my SSP and when it finishes I can claim ESA, so I do not have to worry about the mortgage any more, It will take 4 weeks for a decision, but a great weight has been lifted.
I think it may of helped that I have a few mental health issues also with GAD. I also have a bad knee that my doctor included in my health history, but it only hurts once a week and has to be cast once a year.
Now I will not appeal the decision if I get the lowest rate for care and mobility, it is what I think I should get easily, should they not offer one of the components then I will appeal.
Now I am waiting for Social Services to come give me my assessment to fund me going to my local headway, I hope this goes just as well.
I have to go back to the doctors, being diagnosed with neuralgia friday it turns out my blood pressure is very very high even on the blood pressure pills, my blood pressure is still through the roof, might end up on more pills trying to take slow and frequent walks in the garden.
My partner has been brining in an ok wage, but my wages matched his and he had been looking for another job, I hope if he really does not want to, he will not need to now, I would rather he worked where he was happy, not where he got a very high wage.
I hope to recover quick and get rid of these benefits and get back to work, but I need to keep telling myself, this is what the benefits are here for, and I am entitled, so do not feel bad, I have worked all my life and most of the time in the past ten years been on the highest tax rate, so in theory, what I need is peanuts to what I have paid.
C.A.B = citizens advice bureau
SSP = Statutory Sick Pay
ESA = Employment Support Allowance
GAD = General Anxiety Disorder