There have been a number of threads in the past about what people spend DLA on and the extra costs associated with being disabled. I just wanted to add this simple illustration.
I wanted to use my wheelchair at my computer desk but it had a shelf at the bottom and I couldn’t pull up to it. So I thought I would treat my self to a new desk.
It’s only a small space but I found one that would accommodate my chair. Arranged for my lovely son n law to build the new desk and swap my stuff over.
- My printer and paper used to go on the bottom shelf and now there’s nowhere to put it so I need to buy a wi-fi printer that I can put in another room.
- The new desk is glass and my laser mouse won’t work so I need to buy a mouse mat.
- My previous desk was a corner one which left room for a standard lamp next to the sofa. It doesn’t fit now so I need to buy a desk lamp.
A new desk – which I only needed because of my wheelchair – has forced me to buy a new printer, a mouse mat and a desk lamp.
This is nothing to do with aids and adaptations but everything to do with MS and the fact that transferring to an office chair is beyond me. Politicians who grumble about DLA want to try life on wheels.