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Partner been told he is fit to work
My partner had a heart attack and a quad bypass in Dec 2013. He went back to work for a while but found it too heavy and due to shoulder and back pains was put on to ESA. He then had to attend an assessment and was told he was fit to work. He contacted unemployment only to be told that due to all his health restrictions they couldn't help him find a job, and because he is 63 and has already paid enough insurance stamp for his old age pension they would not even pay his stamp. They even advised him to try and get some light cash in hand work! We have tried tax credits, pip, council tax rebate and been rejected for all of them. I work full time but on minimum wage and am expected to keep both of us. We know of at least 2 other people in the same age group that are in the same position. We would welcome any advise as to where we could get some help, and be interested to know how many other people are in this "black hole" with us. He isn't on any government stats because he's not on sick, not unemployed not on pension or employed. Don't think they even know he exists any more. We find the situation very frustrating.