Very worried about finances and home
Hi everyone. I'm new here so please forgive my ramblings. After living with Psoriatic and Osteo arthritis for several years I suffered a flare up last April that lasted around 10 weeks. Since the flare up passed, the arthritis has worsened and last December my hips joined in. So much so that I can't walk further than 20 metres.
Before lockdown I was a driving instructor for 15 years but I now I can't even drive.
About 4 months ago I decided to go for the advanced rate of PIP because I'm very worried about finances and the thought of losing my home. Last week I received a decision from DWP saying that not only will I not be getting the advanced rate, but they were stopping my lower rate as well. As you know, that was devastating news and I've since appealed.
In truth, the furlough has kept me financially afloat and I'm trying desperately to find work from home. When the furlough ends, unless I get work from home, I'll lose my home. I've also reapplied for a reduction in the council tax. I was refused that several months ago.
Has anyone else been, or is living with the same predicament as me? If so, if you'd like to talk, I'm here. And if anyone can offer me any helpful tips, that would be great too.
- All Categories
- 2.3K Welcome
- 17 How to use your online community
- 30 Help, Guidelines and Get in Touch
- 40.4K Our Community
- 674 Chat to our Helpline Team
- 8.7K Living with arthritis
- 2 Want to Get Involved?
- 53 Hints and Tips
- 221 Work and financial support
- 390 Young people's community
- 7 Parents of Children with Arthritis
- 40 My Triumphs
- 132 Let's Move
- 24 Sports and Hobbies
- 13 Food and Diet
- 256 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 16 Community Feedback and ideas
- 333 Chat and News
- 29 Val's Cafe
- 269 Chit chat
- 11 News
- 4 Tails From The Cafe