Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Hi, my name is glesgagirl64!

glesgagirl64 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
hi i have lung cancer and i get pip and esa but ive never claimed housing benifit or council tax before i live alone in a private rented house my rent is 800 pounds a mth ive been paying every 6 mths from my savings but my savings are dwindling faster than i cant run im unable to work due to my health can i claim these benifits??? any help would be appreciated im 64 nearly 65 


  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @glesgagirl64  and a very warm welcome to the community, glad to have you around!

    You may find the benefit calculator a very useful tool! Also, Scope has a whole page that explains the benefit processes which you may want to look at 

    If this doesn't help enough then Scope's helpline is available to help with which benefits may be helpful. You can ring them at 0808 800 3333. Similarly, Citizen's Advice may be worth looking at.

    I hope you have a lovely day! 

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