For those who don't know, for M.E. awareness month (May) I am writing a post, despite my severe illness, every single day. I'm doing this to raise money and awareness for the neurological chronic illness M.E. and the charity Invest in M.E. in the hope that one day we may find a cure. So, I'd really love if you'd head over to my JustGiving page and sponsor me throughout this challenge. Thank you.
Benefits are crap. I dont know how these people with the tiniest of problems get so much out of the government. Yet we, the one's who can't leave their beds most days, have to survive on a measly amount. It's even worse if you're in a couple be cause what they earn comes into what you get, when we're in a world that promotes indipendance! Then, if your partner can't work and instead has to be your carer, then you're f*cked. We, together as 2, get less than one person's minimum wage. For 2 people. Luckily, we're good with money, but it definitely isn't easy. I don't really know where I'm going with this post. I suppose I just want people to understand that benefits are not something I would choose in a million years. Those people with no problem that are doing so well on benefits, they're the minority, and it sucks that people have such narrow minds. So remember next time you're ranting about it that Laura and Michael are living off one persons minimum wage when she can't leave her bed, can't sit up, doesn't have the energy for a shower and he has to do everything for her. That's the truth and we earn that money.