I’ve just retired throughy ill health as the symptoms are now too much. At the same time or while on long term sick, I became a father for the first time.Now there is a fair amount of work to do with claiming the full quota of benefits. As I was a teacher there was a lump sum which will be paid off the mortgage but I can’t do that until May when the current deal ends. Child Tax Credit, Council Tax Credit and ESA: do I do it all now or do I wait until May? Baffling-is it worth a trip to CAB or do I wait? We.re not destitute even though my wife is on Maternity. It would be nice if she could go back on a three day week. Decisions! Anyone been through any similar things? It’s not leaving me sleepless but I’d just like to see if anyone has any thoughts.
Best wishes, Steve