When my mother became disabled & we found out about DLA we were convinced she would not get HRM or HRC. We were ready at accept whatever they decided. She did get HRM though. Without this money we could not have piad the extra things related to her disabilities, such as higher heating costs, taxis, broken crockery, & the many other things. The Care Component helped in that as I had to give up work it provided money to pay the bills as my income went down to zero overnight.
Some on here have questioned the fact that many disabled people cannot work, or that those who care for them do not work. My mother is nearly 68, she is frail, yet she is also my carer. The fact that we are both disabled & both have to help the other out means that without the money we get now we would be in serious trouble. There are thousands of people like us. We do not work through choice.
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