No, not confirmation from the Housing Dept yet, but the other thing we've been waiting for, for weeks and weeks. Husband has been granted Attendance Allowance - not that we've yet heard from them officially, we haven't. However, somebody on a heart failure forum I belong to (on husband's behalf) mentioned yesterday that they'd applied for AA some time ago and noticed a large credit in their bank account recently, from DWP, and a couple of days later they received their letter confirming their AA. So I got husband to check his bank account yesterday and, lo and behold, a large credit from DWP paid in the day before, this will be the backdated amount. Good job I asked him to check - he rarely does. We're so pleased. Now we know husband is getting the AA, it means that I can put in a claim for Carers Allowance. I guess it means yet another long form to fill in, but that's alright, and at least I have a copy of the completed AA form to refer back to. Which will make things a lot easier.
It's a pity we're still waiting for confirmation from the Housing Dept, as this week they have a really nice bungalow on a small sheltered housing development in a nice area on their books. Obviously we can't put in a bid for it though as we haven't had official confirmation. Never mind, our time will come - hopefully. I'm sure there's a bungalow with our name on it out there waiting for us, sooner or later.
The weather is forecast to be warmer......dull with not much sunshine, but definitely several degrees warmer from today, which will be so good, I'm so fed up with feeling cold all the time and not wanting to go out because it's been so bitingly chilly and icy underfoot. I haven't wanted to do much whilst it's been cold, just been hunkered up in my recliner chair with a blanket, book and hot drink. It feels like it's been a long and cold winter - and it's not over yet. I did notice a few blue anemone blanda flowers in a couple of pots in the front garden, a nice little cheery sight, a taste of things to come.
Fantastic news! What a shame the housing department haven't got back to you yet. That bungalow sounds ideal. Still, I'm sure there will be more available when you're ready. I'm so pleased that things are looking up for you. xxReplyDelete
That is such very good news, Sooze - and back dated too! Got to love a good backdate!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the Carer's Allowance application now. And I do hope the housing thing comes through soon.
Lovely to hear good news for a change.ReplyDelete
I am pleased that you are getting the help that you need. Well done for sticking with it.ReplyDelete
What a relief to get the AA. It made such a difference to us when my husbands was granted. Fingers crossed you will soon be able to find a suitable bungalow. Hugs to you for being strong minded and I'm looking forward to more tales of the caravan. Val xxReplyDelete
Good news about the AA, and claiming the Carer's Allowance should be much easier now that you have the other form to refer back to.ReplyDelete
Is it worth a phone call to the housing department to see if things can be pushed forward so that you are able to bid on the bungalow? We once got a council house in our preferred location because my husband had noticed it was empty while he was on his window cleaning round and he phoned the council about it. Three weeks later it was ours.
That's a brilliant idea. No harm in making a phone call. Nothing ventured! xxDelete
The thought did cross my mind, but I quickly discounted it as I'm not actually ready for moving....as in nowhere near packing, but also not yet ready mentally. Getting there, but not quite yet!Delete
I am at a total loss as to what all of this,but I am so happy for you.ReplyDelete
Brenda, Attendance Allowance is a Government benefit paid to people who need assistance with day to day living. And Carers Allowance is a benefit paid to people who look after someone who requires assistance, who is in receipt of Attendance Allowance or a similar benefit.Delete
Amazing…I have not heard of that here…it might exist…not sure…hope you get to move this year.Delete
woooohooooooooooooooo !!! ;)ReplyDelete
Brilliant news, Sooze. That will ensure that you can both at least keep warm without worrying about the cost. I do hope the Housing Dept. pull their fingers out soon - and that you can get your head around moving to a bungalow. You've done such a lot in de-cluttering and packing, you must be well on the way to being prepared. (((((Hugs)))))ReplyDelete
Wonderful news, Sooze. So happy for you as this will help out a great deal. Now I am hoping the Housing Department starts moving towards what will help you even more.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear the good news.ReplyDelete
Hi Sooze, it might be worth a phone call to the housing dept to ask for a progress report and let them know that your husband is now in receipt of attendance allowance, it might help a bit.ReplyDelete