cotula wrote:Hello Ty, I just had to respond as soon as I read this - the positive attitude you both have leaps off the screen. It shines like the sun with your love for each other, too.
There are some folks round here can advise you how to go about it, but my immediate reaction is that you should appeal the decision (effectively) cutting the care allowed for Vicki. Get some backup from organisations helping MS sufferers and their families, and any or all Vicki's other problems. Would the RNIB be any help supporting you?
Have you been assessed as a carer? What help are you assessed as needing?
Others will be along soon,
charles47 wrote:Welcome, Ty! We're a friendly bunch - but watch out because I thought I had some chocolate biscuits next to my computer and they seem to have disappeared...it seems the Humphreys have moved on from milk to chocolate...
It's funny - in a sick sort of way - that direct payments are so popular with the government but seem to take ages to sort out. I've come across two people this week whose direct payments took 18 months! One drawback that may not have been mentioned is that you will still be assessed for charges, and I doubt that the charge will be any different unless your appeal wins.
But stick with it - one lady I know appealed 3 times. Eventually her charges reduced from Ã‚Â£44 a week (which she could in no way afford) to nil. This is unusual (to say the least) but you should get a reduction of some sort.
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