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My partner left and now I don't know how to deal with finances

ElvisElvis Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2018 in Finances and extra costs
Hi all, this all seems a little odd to me, not something I have ever done before but here goes.
I am disabled and on Valentines day my partner of 5 years up and left without a word to examine why. I have a pituitary tumor and something called Ostiochrondritis desiccant, which basically crumbling joins which is in both knees and leaves me in constant pain and unable to sleep or consentrate for long, I get very fatigued very easily, I take fairly hight does of morphine every day and I claim EESA and DLA not sure if I am getting all that I can or where to turn to ask, I have been into my local job centre they gave me a phone number to call but they were not a lot of help or maybe I don't know the right questions, and help would be appreciated as I am worried that I will not have enough money to pay the bills and rent etc. This is all new to me as my partner used to do all this for me but now she has gone I am left with a big council tax and rent over payment bill and I am at my whits end. Again will be very grateful for your help. 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,475 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Elvis

    Welcome to our community!

    I am so sorry to read what you have recently gone through and your health problems. We are all here to help and support you anyway we possibly can :)

    The community has a benefits advisor that you can talk to, also many discussions about pain, benefits, etc. 

    If you need anything, we are here :)

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Elvis and welcome

    So sorry about your partner

    best advice is get help from CAB or similar as soon as you can

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Elvis

    Welcome to the community, great username! My son's middle name is Elvis!

    I am really sorry to hear about the breakdown of your relationship and understand it must be stressful and worrying to have the stress of dealing with finances.

    I think @CockneyRebel is right that it would be good for you to get some face to face support to untangle your financial worries and the CAB is a great place to start.

    You can also use Advice Local where you put in your postcode and the topic you are interested in and it will show you what local support is available to you.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • maid08maid08 Member Posts: 307 Member
    check with council they may have a welfare officer you can chart to about sorting out benefits and such things
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