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Katrina230682
Katrina230682 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello. I would like to enquire about what financial help is available to my parents. They are both retired and about 6 weeks or so ago my father suffered a terrible stroke. He is in a rehabilitation hospital at present but the doctors estimate he will need full time care when he comes home. I wondered how soon I should start the proceedings of applying for benefits on their behalf since my mum struggles with anything like this. I would like to know what I should apply for and when please. Thanks

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  • wildlife
    wildlife Community member Posts: 1,293 Pioneering
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    @Katrina230682 The first thing to do if you haven't already done so is to get your parents agreement to make you your Dad's official appointee for all benefit claiming. You need to ring DWP and ask them to arrange this. Make sure they know it's urgent as I asked back in January and nothing has happened. But I'm OK doing mine ATM so haven't chased it up. I'm not sure if this can be done while your Dad is still in hospital...
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Katrina230682 take a look at the benefit calculator, it can show you what your parents could be entitled to.
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