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Financial and Benefits help please?

rosa1234567 Member Posts: 1 Listener
My partner type1 very ill, he is off 5 years off work , he cant pay morgadge , not paid rates, not opening letters, we nearly bankcroped, he not claiming benefits and i dont know what to do?


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @rosa1234567
    Financial difficulties can cause so much stress and struggle, I am sorry to hear you are in such a difficult situation.
    It is important to not ignore the problems though, as they won't go away on their own.  There are lots of things you can do to start to look into your financial problems but it may be worth you seeking some help, you can also find the numbers and contact details of lots of debt advisors here:

    Debt Advice Foundation

    National Debtline

    • 0808 808 4000
    • National Debtline has helped millions of people with their debts. They'll talk you through options and give clear advice on how to take back control.

    Claim all the benefits you’re entitled to

    The first thing you can do is to use the benefits calculator to see what you could be entitled to claim.

    Work out your budget

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,335 Disability Gamechanger

    You say he's your partner, do you live together? if you do then do you work at all, if so how many hours do you work?

    Any children?

    Does he claim PIP or DLA? It's very difficult to advice with such little information.


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