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

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whytewytch
whytewytch Community 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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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @whytewytch welcome to the community! Sorry to hear this, which benefit has she tried applying for?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @whytewytch

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

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

    Many Thanks ??
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    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
  • whytewytch
    whytewytch Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    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 . 
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    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???
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    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
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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