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Hi, my name is toffeesmum!

toffeesmum Community member Posts: 3 Listener


  • toffeesmum
    toffeesmum Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    I took full equity release. There wasn’t a lot of money so I spent some and put the rest into investment.  It’s gone down and down as I get older and more disabled. I don’t claim anything regarding my disabilities...spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, deafness,inability to walk more than a few steps, diabetic, and a few other minor disabilities.  I think I’m over the amount you are allowed before you can apply for any sort of benefit, and so far I’ve bought. Chair, power chair, scooter, changed my bathroom to shower, and I’m 85.   Does anyone know if there are any benefits I could get that would allow me to have someone in to do some housework and pay for a few jobs around the house, like painting, etc,etc
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,628 Scope online community team
    Hi @toffeesmum


    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @toffeesmum   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    May I suggest contact AGE UK they may be interested in helping , advising you.

    I have myself used there website and it is very informative.   I am early fifties. I have a number to call.  There help line  0800 055 6112.

    Add also to the website is on line advisor .  Could be useful in accessing anything benefits you might need.

    May I add could be useful in finding anything support you need to do any work around the home as well.  Local to you.  

    We are a friendly, supportive community. Care and share.  

    Please ask if we can advise or please ask for anything you need to know.

    You have come to the right place.

    Pleasure to meet you

    Take care


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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @toffeesmum welcome to the community!

    Have you tried using our benefit calculator? It is a handy tool to find out what financial support you could be eligible for!

    Do let us know if we can be of any further assistance! :)
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