Anyway here are a few instances from my own pocket over the last few months....
- New mattress £400
- New Wheelchair £600
- Push handles and upholstery £110
These are cheap prices as well because I shop around very carefully. I'm damned if someone is going to make money from my misfortune. Another example of this huge cost is the cost of travel. Despite there being wheelchair accessible buses these are not widely available still, unless you live in a large conurbation. Here in rural England wheelchair users get truly stuffed every time they want to go somewhere. If you don't have access to your own transport, and don't want to rely on a friend or family member all the time then the only option is a taxi. I know someone who paid £80 return to go to Carlisle to get their shopping done at Christmas. If this was any other section of society it wouldn't be deemed acceptable, but if you are disabled then of course you are rolling in money.... I wish. I could go on with endless examples, but the next time you read about someone cheating the benefits system remember 90% of disabled people didn't make disability a lifestyle choice and I'm sure 100% of disabled people hate that sick feeling you get all the time when you know you've just been ripped off but you cant do anything about it.