Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Spine issues and benefits

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chrisbambury1961
chrisbambury1961 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi Everyone. I'm Chris. I've been diagnosed as disabled now due to my lower lumbar S1/L5 gone. I've been to specialists and the last one said I have spine degenerated decease. So my disc's will go over time. I only get lower disability rate. they won't give job seekers allowance or any other because they say I am able to work. I still need a lot of treatment. I'm booked in for a pain management course in April next year. Is there any thing else I can do. I get housing benefit, council tax. and because my wife went part-time to look after me she get tax credits. My solicitors are fight my case with the company I worked for, in the last stages now. I have a new medical report coming soon. I don't know what else to do. the accident at work has changed my life.

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2016
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    Welcome to the community @chrisbambury1961

    I have moved your thread to the Disability,benefits and work section so more people will see it.

    Your condition sounds complex and I can imagine that it is really tough so navigate all these changes.  I hope being part of this community can help you to feel less alone.

    Best of luck

    Sam


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