I get Disability Living Allowance, I think that's because, I don't know whether all cancer is, but certain cancers I think may be because it's, I'm supposed to be terminally ill, and I think maybe it's that you're sort of, it's caused special circumstances, so you qualify. And that Macmillan nurse that I told you about, she's sort of within, oh before I'd ever started my treatment, when I was still having my tests, she sorted all my financial things out and everything, you know. Because I think that is a thing when you've always worked and you suddenly stop working, and you've no idea when you're going to be going back, you know, you just think, oh well, how am I going to manage without my wage, and all this stuff, because I think you tend to live up to your incomes, don't you, type thing? But as I say, she was wonderful and she sorted it. And I've got it ever since; I think you get it for life.
Yes, do you mind me asking how much it is a week?
Well it is, I think I get the highest thing, and I think it's about £360 a month, but I have a car, for the last two years we've had a car from it, so they take, I think it costs £150, so I think I get about £220, something like that a month now because we have the car. So…
Who organises the car, is that a government thing or charity?
Yes the Motability.
Is that a government?
I think so, yeah, I think it must be.
Oh that's good.
Yeah so it's very, very good, you know, you get a list, you can choose different cars. So it was the only way we'd ever have a new car, so when [my husband] was 65 I just said, "Would you like to do that, you know, we can manage can't we?" So sometimes you think, oh we could do with £150 a month, but there again it's nice, isn't it, to have a new car. And, you know, they, I mean all you have to do is put petrol in, because they pay for the insurance and everything, so…
Oh that's good.
You know, they pay for the servicing of it and everything, so it's very good. But yes, now whether all cancers get that, people with cancer get that I don't know but, yeah, I've had it and it does say you get it for life. Because I know sometimes, you know, when you park in a, I have like a, well it's a blue badge now, isn't it, and you park sometimes at a shopping supermarket in a disabled area, you know, people see you get out and they think, they look at you as if to say, well there's nowt wrong with her, you know. But I mean, you know, I once said that to [my husband], "I feel awful, you know, people look", he goes, "Look, they wouldn't want what you've had, would they, so don't worry about it". But yes, it's nice to be able to park at the front of shops. So, as I say, there's a lot of advantages, isn't there, in these things.