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Husband is terminally ill, what can we claim for?

jaxbryantjaxbryant Member Posts: 1 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_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,420 Disability Gamechanger
    If you’re not claiming Housing Benefit as well as Council `Tax Reduction then I presume you’re an owner occupier. Two things to look at.

    1) Pension Credit.
    2) An underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance.
  • jaxbryantjaxbryant Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Thankyou 
    I will try all of these
    Much appreciated 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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