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Financial assistance

Frankcurzon Community member Posts: 3 Listener


  • Frankcurzon
    Frankcurzon Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi everyone I'm 79 and have had moderate to severe spinal stenosis for 2 years can I came disability allowance?
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,869 Disability Gamechanger
    For your age bracket, it'd be Attendance Allowance you'd be able to make a claim for.

    Like most benefits, a diagnosis alone doesn't guarantee you'll be successful in claiming. 
  • Frankcurzon
    Frankcurzon Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Everyone I'm 3 years into my spinal stenosis 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    How is everything going for you at the moment @Frankcurzon? Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to help  :)
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,483 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @Frankcurzon! I hope you're doing well, Spinal stenosis must be a very difficult thing to manage. I'm sure there are other's here dealing with exactly the same issues as you are.

    As has already been mentioned Attendance Allowance is often the first benefit to look at for those who are over pension age and disabled. Do you have a carer, even if it's a family member?

    Here is our advice page on Attendance Allowance Attendance Allowance | Disability charity Scope UK

    Let us know if you have any other questions :)
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