Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is loopylisa!

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loopylisa
loopylisa Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hello I'm disabled and my partner works full time and is classed as self employed. Everytime I have appointments he has to take part day or whole day off so does not get paid that then puts him below the threshold but we can't seem to get any help. I've only just realised I've not had any stamp paid for 2 years and feel a complete burden on my partner as I only get pip and no other help. 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,123 Scope online community team
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    Hi @loopylisa, sorry to hear you've been struggling. You're not a burden on your partner. I know it can feel like it sometimes especially when things are tight, but you're worth more than just the money you contribute to a partnership. There's probably all kinds of things that you do to support your partner in other ways that I'm sure they're really grateful for :)

    Have you tried using a benefits calculator to see what you both might be entitled to? 

    I hope the community can be a place of support for you.
    Rosie (she/her)

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  • loopylisa
    loopylisa Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hello thank you for your kind words  Rosie I think it's more to do with way the prime minster and pip, had my medication changed , waiting to go for biopsy . In more pain and a nasty comment I got from another person who was parking in a spot. I am in touch with well being as not coping with everything. It's not the money as such it's I used to work pretty much since I had a paper round and it's took years to cope with the change of not supporting myself.sorry for going on just having a bad time at the moment 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member Posts: 23,966 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @loopylisa Welcome to the Community. I am sorry you are having such a difficult time at the moment. You are not going on please feel that you can come to the forum for a chat and support anytime. We are here to listen and help where we can. We do not judge anyone. Have a look around and join in when you are ready. If you have any questions please ask. Take care.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,123 Scope online community team
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    I totally understand @loopylisa, it can feel a bit as if the world is against disabled people at the moment. And it's a big change to go from working to supporting yourself in other ways. But we're all here if you need some distractions or a kind ear to talk things through with. I'm glad you're in contact with some wellbeing support though, that sounds like a positive step. I hope you find it helpful and things get easier for you soon :)
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