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Husband is terminally ill, what can we claim for?

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jaxbryant
jaxbryant Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi
My husband is terminally ill 
All we claim for is his state pension attendance allowance carers allowance and council tax reduction
What else can we claim for

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  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Pioneering
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    Hi @jaxbryant, welcome to the community.

    Have you had a look at our benefits calculator? It could help you find out if there is anything else you can claim.

    I hope this helps, please do let me know if there's any other way we can help.
  • jaxbryant
    jaxbryant Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thankyou 
    I will try all of these
    Much appreciated 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @jaxbryant I am so sorry to hear this, how are you both doing? 

    There is some information here about claiming PIP if you are terminally ill.

    It must be a really tough time for you both, are you getting any emotional support? There are lots of groups for people who are going through this and it may help you to be able to talk to others who understand?

    Let us know if there is anything we can help with, thinking of you at this difficult time.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sam_Scope said:
    Hi @jaxbryant I am so sorry to hear this, how are you both doing? 

    There is some information here about claiming PIP if you are terminally ill.

    It must be a really tough time for you both, are you getting any emotional support? There are lots of groups for people who are going through this and it may help you to be able to talk to others who understand?

    Let us know if there is anything we can help with, thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Jaxbryant's husband already has a claim for Attendence Allowance, which means they are over the age for claiming PIP. Even for a terminal illness.

    A person can claim a disability benefit (high rate) if the terminal illness diagnosis is 6 months or less. If this is the case for the OP's hisband then they wll need to contact AA and have their GP fill out a form.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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