I’m hoping that I am not the only disabled person that finds themselves in this predicament. I must admit that it isn’t a huge issue to many people. I find it an issue due to wanting to move away from this area to start fresh in a new area where I didn’t grow up. If I was happy in this particular area then the issue literally wouldn’t be a problem. As everyone is aware, disabled people have recently been subjected to rigorous assessment procedures in order to keep their financial support (social security benefits). I went through a drawn out process which involved me having to take them to tribunal at the end of 2018. I managed to get all the benefits reinstated by January 2019. If I moved to rent somewhere new, regardless the area, I would have to move from employment and support allowance to the dreaded universal credit.
This is an option that I want to avoid for as long as possible. Until I’m 35, I will probably only get single room rate in a new area. I only get the majority of rent allowance now due to ESA assessment giving me the severe disability element which automatically gets the council to see me as severely disabled under 35, then allow me the full rent under exceptional circumstances. There is far too much that could go wrong with benefit change overs if I did move away. I do want to move but I’m stuck in this area due to the systems technicalities.