Asking for a friend who is 75 about benefits he can claim

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gerrys6
gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Contributor
my very good friend is 77 and has a f (a heart condition and polycythaemia Vera (a rare type of blood cancer ) 
he is only claiming state pension nothing else although he has had these conditions for done years. Just yesterday he was given a leaflet on his blood condition and I’ve told him I’ll find out what he can claim . His daughter of 54 lives with him she is unwell too and not working he needs help with lots of things and his health is deteriorating. Can he claim d l a or p I p ? 
He has mobility problems is out of breath easily and he has an irregular heartbeat . 
Any advice welcome . 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,290 Championing
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    Hi,

    DLA no longer exists, PIP has replaced it. As he is over the age of 65 he won't be able to claim it. Attendance Allowance maybe possible if he needs supervision/care through out the day or night but there's no mobility part to this.

    For anything else then i'd advise him to visit an advice agency near him for a full benefits check because pension credit maybe possible but that will depend on how much state pension he receives.

    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.
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    He should contact AgeUK and ask for a benefits review for himself and daughter.

    Hope this helps.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,581 Championing
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    Hi @gerrys6, there is a tool on the Scope website which can calculate what benefits your friend may be entitled to, it can be found here. If you need anything support going forward and applying for anything then please do not hesitate to be in touch :)
    Scope

  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Contributor
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    I phoned age Uk after checking the gov website and seeing that he couldn’t get p I p the advisor will ring me to make an appt for him to go get the advise and support he needs (I got the impression she ll help him claim what he’s entitled to ) which will be great , thanks for ur advice on here as ever ur all invaluable  . 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,581 Championing
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    So glad you've found someone who may be able to help with this! Please do keep us updated :)
    Scope