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Proof of capital and benefits
Hi my name is Neal. In 2006 i was diagnosed with severe mental health problems and was hospitalised for 2 months. I somehow managed to get back to work for 5 years. A place i had worked at for nearly 30 years since i was 17. In 2011/12 i had a major relapse in my mental state which caused me to collapse at work and be taken to hospital where i was diagnosed with a cluster of stomach ulcers as well as mental health problems.To cut a long story short it was decided by the works doctor,my doctor and my consultant that i would have to finish on a small occupational health pension. So i qualified for housing benefit and council tax and also get low rate disability allowance. Moving on to the present day and 8 years on my life hasnt changed. I am total recluse never go anywhere dont drink and dont smoke. Today i got a letter from the council which i opened only because i recognised the envelope. The letter read "I note from my records that you have not supplied proof of your capital or occupational pension for some time". The problem i have is that i never open my bank statements or check my money that it is part of my illness. When i found my 2 months bank statements to my horror my savings were £19000. When i finished work i got a £5000 lump sum and over the years mum debited my account with £2500 of my dads money after he died. Then about 4 or 5 years ago i got £4000 back due to under payment of housing benefit. The problem is my mental health is through the roof . I genuinely did not Know i had this much money and i have a month to send 2 months bank statements. I dont think i can deal with this on my own . I think that they will feel i have tried fraud them. I know reading it back if i was in my right mind thats what i would think. I have searched the internet all day to see if this has happened to anyone else but could not find anything. I hope no one judges me badly. I cannot stop ruminating about it and it is causing me great distress . Hopefully some of you will understand if you have or have had mental health disorders. Money does not motivate me but i do need a roof over my head. I dont go out off my flat.I know they wont believe me .I dont Know where to turn. I just wondered if anybody has come across my situation and knows what the outcome was. If not thank you for taking the time to read my post. Ive never written on a forum before this is quite a big thing for me.!!