Hello, I am not sure if this is the right place to post for this; I guess I am just looking for opinions or advice on what I should do?
I was signed off work for over a year and wanted to try and get my life back together after my diagnoses. My options were, work part time or attend College full time (3 days) .So I chose to go to s College course full time, which entitles me to recieve travel expenses. By default, you are given the equivelent of a weekly zone bus ticket for the area surrounding the College, unless you live further away. Due to my arthritis, I am unable to make the 1 hour 45 min journey on the bus (this includes 3 buses and waiting time, does not include getting to bus stop). I got a letter from my Doctor stating I would have to take my car as the journey would be over 3 hours a day, which is unsuitable after returning from long absence being signed off. I handed in my claim only to find that because of the pence per mile they give (18p), I am actually 200 pounds worse off than other students who don't have the disability. As you can imagine, travelling 90 miles a week costs more than the weekly bus ticket, I found it unfair that because of my arthritis I recieve less money and it makes my learning harder.
Sorry for the long story, but would really apreciate your thoughts on the matter!
thanks so much