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What, if any, benefits am I entitled to?

elmo1971
elmo1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have severe Dyslexia, Irlens,Dysprexia awaiting for my Autism diagnosis. 
What if any benefits am I entitled to?

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @elmo1971

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got some info on “Benefit’s” within our site.

    Are you currently on any Benefit’s?????

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/benefits/

    Please please let me know if you need any help with this info????

    @steve51

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,739 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @elmo1971 Welcome to the community glad you have joined us.

    Unfortately without knowing a bit more about your circumstances it would be hard to comment on what benefits you are entitled to. It all depends on household income , your housing situation, when you worked etc

    You can always use a benefits calculator to enter your details these are on the gov website r there is one on here under the benefits section

    You couls also apply for PIP but that is dependant on how your condition affects your daily living against the descriptors. Again there is lots of information about PIP here

    Have a look around and if there is anything you want to know just ask
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • elmo1971
    elmo1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I am a carer fot my partner. We have no savings or property or incoming earnings. My parner is in receipt of high PIP for mobility and care. Plus ESA put will never be able to return to work. I am Carers Allowance and nothing else.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,739 Disability Gamechanger
    @poppy123456 can you advise here 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,661 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Thanks for the tag @janer1967

    Hi and welcome,

    I'm assuming you're living together as a couple, is that correct? If so then are you claim ESA as a couple? If you're not sure then it will be helpful to know how much ESA your partner receives every fortnight and then i'll be able to advise you further.



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