Just had a quick glance at this post and firstly glad you got it sorted.
The bits that caught my attention though are, " ESA (contribution based), Pension Credit, Attendance Allowance. Our savings are around £11,000".
I find trying to claim a bloody mine field, it is just so confusing.
My question is how does one with MS (getting worse) be able to claim such benefits ?
I do get basic PIP, and thats it, which took forever to finalise.
I still have to go to work simply to live, it’s as simple as that !
So should I just stop working, which if I’m honest is not really something that sits well with me as I’ve never ever been out of work, but in reality the time is very very close I think !
I get no council tax reduction (I pay £188 per month), my savings, well lets just say if I had £11000 in savings I would be jumping through hoops, thats if I could actually jump.
My wife works part time on minimum wage, who has chronic osteoarthritis and fibromylagia, again she is someone who battles on, but in reality should not be working, but has done all her life.
We are both early fifties with a couple of years left on our mortgage.
People keep telling me “you should be able to claim this & that”, “you shouldn’t be working”, “do what everyone else does”, but I really cant see how to just stop working and claim all these benefits.
How is it done ?
It cant just be a simple case of not turning up for work anymore and ringing the social for money, seems to easy and actually not the right thing to do, or is that just me thinking this ?
Any way back to my query, what is the proper process for being able to genuinely claim what your entitled to.
Oh, I did manage to get a Blue badge from my council which I was very grateful for !