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Husband had heart attack, what should we be claiming while he's unwell?
I wonder if anyone can help me. We have never claimed benefits as up until this heart attack my husband had had good health. My husband had a heart attack and suffered acute heart failure, just over 2 weeks ago. He is out of hospital but he's unable to work for the next few months as he will also need a bypass. I'm not sure if we have to claim, or he has to claim ESA contribution allowance and Universal Credit or just claim universal credit. HE has a sick note from the hospital. It also says on the website that Universal credit can't be backdated but his sick note is from 9th of November. It has also took past few days since he's been discharged to find out what we need to claim. If anyone can advise us ..please