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Daughter is in hospital, never claimed benefits, I have no idea how to help her

sandy100sandy100 Member Posts: 1 Listener
My daughter, 35, who is currently in a Sussex hospital suffering a stressed related issue, has never claimed benefits, has been unemployed for some time, living on a boat, I have no idea how to help her, any advice would be welcome.


  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    edited March 2020
    I can help. Nigel 
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sandy100   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear about your friend.

    Please if I can advise we have a member of our team who has expertise and knowledge on benefits .

    @poppy123456 please can you help here.

    Please can I ask a stress related condition if this is mental health your friend is suffering from.

    Please consider the following mental health charities.




    Can help with floating support, advice on mental health benefits form filling in and anything else.

    Welfare, health, benefits.

    Please might not be in all areas. Your friend can self refer or speak to a GP.

    Please take care.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @thespiceman for the tag,

    Hi and welcome @sandy100 I'm sorry to hear this. So i can advise you i'll need some information please because otherwise i'm unable to be able to help you further.

    Firstly, how long has she been in hospital for? Also is she a single person, live with a partner that works or claims any other benefits? does she have dependent children? Before going into hospital did she work at all?

    I'll happily advise you further once you've answered those questions.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,236 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community its great to see you here. Poppy would be the best person to give you advice . I just wanted to say hello

    @desiderata can you please edit your post we do not allow personal information on this site so can you remove your phine number pleass 

  • desideratadesiderata Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Sorry never knew the rules. Nice to me you hope your ok and winning. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

    Scope community team

    Hi @sandy100 and welcome to the community. How are you and your daughter getting on?
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