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Managing money

Lesleykidd23 Member Posts: 11 Listener
I am competent to understand money but I dont making decisions on big purchases or paying Bills as I cant write due to paralysis of my left arm how is best to explain this as they dont class getting to a bank etc. Help!!


  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,457 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, if you have enough income but are unable to manage it then maybe a visit to your bank and some help and advice on setting up direct debits for regular out goings, utility costs, rent council tax and have the payment dates set to as and when your benefits are paid if this is how you get your income. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,186 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020

    If you are talking about one of the PIP activities "making budgeting decisions"  then i think you're misunderstanding it. You won't score any points for this for not being able to use your left hand to write. This activity is about the decision's you make and not whether you can't physically do something.
  • Lesleykidd23
    Lesleykidd23 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    I rely on my husband do all financial decisions pay Bills setting up direct debits we make major purchase decisions together dealing with the home finances is very stressful for me I am confused as what the pip decides how points are score in this section 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,186 Disability Gamechanger
    The question is, would you be able to manage this if you didn't have your husband? It's not unusual for a partner/husband to manage the bills and to make big purchase decisions together when you're in a relationship.

    It really depends on how your conditions affect you and it's very difficult to advise on this because no one knows how you're affected.

    This link may help, if you don't understand it then ask your husband to have a read as he's helping with the form.


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