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My sister has tried claiming benefits , but nothing ever gets done

whytewytchwhytewytch Member Posts: 3 Listener
My sister has tried claiming benefits , but nothing ever gets done , she sent 10 yrs of doctors and hospital letters and still they say no , she has arthritis in her hands , copd , she's in constant pain , all over I will get a propery list of all she has wrong with her and they dont give her a penny 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @whytewytch welcome to the community! Sorry to hear this, which benefit has she tried applying for?
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @whytewytch

    Welcome it’s great to meet you today!!!!!

    Please please let me know what Benefit’s you are having????

    Many Thanks 🙏🙏
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @whytewytch and a warm welcome to you. Very very sorry to read of your struggles. Just thinking it might be useful to you to have a look at the "What benefits am I entitled to?" category, if you have not done so already.
    Please keep in touch and don't hesitate to ask us anything or tell us anything that might help us to be of help to you.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    @JennysDad
  • whytewytchwhytewytch Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Steve51 my sister isn't getting any benefit . Jennysdad well she was only after esa which is what she would be entitled to , as she can't work . 
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @whytewytch

    I’m very very sorry to hear about your struggles to date.

    Do you want me to offer my help???

    Please please let me know how you feel???
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi @whytewytch and glad to hear from you again. I forwarded your message earlier today to our benefit specialists so I'm hoping they'll be in touch to give you guidance soon.
    Try not to lose heart - though these really are awful times.
    Warmest best wishes to you and your sister,
    @JennysDad
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Steve51 my sister isn't getting any benefit . Jennysdad well she was only after esa which is what she would be entitled to , as she can't work . 
    Claiming ESA will depend on circumstances. Does she live with a partner that works? Has she worked recently and paid enough national insurance contributions? If you live with a partner that works then claiming a means tested benefit will depend on household income.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,403 Disability Gamechanger
    Sending in letters is not making a claim. To start an ESA claim she needs to get a fit note and make a phone call.
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