Hi Pauline… well done you!!! Fantastic news!!!
You know over the years I’ve been using this forum I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the same thing (with the old DLA)… suddenly hits you that you really are disabled.
I know I felt it too. At first I was awarded only low rate care so that felt ok… but two years later I had to reapply and got high rate mobility and middle rate care. Yes it was fab… but also it meant I was really disabled… and that didn’t feel so good.
The point I’m trying to make is that your feelings are perfectly normal and many of us have felt the same.
Those feelings will go… and then you’ll see the huge benefits of having the extra income. Out of my DLA I pay for a cleaner, a hairdresser that comes to the house, I can take taxis whenever I need to and if a friend or my sister accompany me somewhere I can pay as a ‘treat’. So it’s a benefit that really can make a difference to your quality of life.
Well done for getting it… it’s a horrible process to go through and now you can relax.