Living with hearing partners who deal with things on your behalf
Hi I am profoundly deaf, my first language is BSL (british sign language). I live with my hearing partner who has a level 2 in BSL. We both work full time and dont get tax credits. I receive middle rate DLA.
He always helps me with taking and making calls on my behalf, he acts as my communication support worker when I attend my doctor and dentist's appointments or bank for advice. Obviously he doesn't mind helping me cos we are in a relationship and he is doing it out of love but there is people receiving carer's allowance to look after their relatives/family memebers but what about hearing partners living with disabled/deaf people?? shouldn't they receive a kind of benefit or allowance like carer's allowance for their time and support??