I know iv been on about this before, but its really getting me down today.
I was finally diagnosed last friday after a year of being ill.. I have been diagnosed with Mixed connective tissue disease, Lupus and Raynaud's. I am currently working 20 hours a week (4 hours a day) which i know is nothing but for me Its enough to work for whilst struggling with discomfort and pain daily. I got declined my PIP and Blue badge which i have appealed against both but waiting on a reply back.. I know all i can do is wait but i know i will get refused the PIP again as i appealed before i was Diagnosed.
I live with my partner so now he does all the food shopping, pays for gas and electric and his mortgage, I still pay rent but only with how much i can afford but past few months all I can afford is £100 a month and i feel horrible for it, I still have my own bills to pay for and once all that is gone and the petrol for my car I am broke for the rest of the month, Cant go out and treat myself of take my boyfriend out for a meal its always the other way round..
I have no idea what to do know, not sure if its worth going to the job centre asking them for advice...
Just wondering what people are actually able to claim with Chronic Illness's, The stress from being financially struggling will only make my health worse...
Any advice would be grateful..