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Is there any other benefits I can claim?

BNeale
BNeale Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have just had an amputation below the knee I already get attendance allowance is there any other benefits I can claim

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,731 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and wlecome,

    I'm sorry to hear that. As you are at least state pension age then you maybe able to claim pension credit with the severe disability premium  added but claiming this will depend on your circumstances. You must live alone or classed as living alone and no one must be claiming either carers allowance or carers element of universal Credit for looking after you.

    There's also council tax reduction, if you're not already claiming it.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,834 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome sorry to hear about your amputation 

    I too am an amputee and has been 3 years since I lost my leg 

    I hope you are ok I know it's hard to adjust so you are welcome to ask me anything if I can help 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,035 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BNeale - welcome to the community from me too. I hope your query has been answered, & I'm pleased you've 'met' Jane, who will understand what you've gone through. Please say if you have any other questions, & let us know how you're getting on. :)
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome too the community @BNeale! I'm sorry to hear about your amputation, do you have much support around you?

    I hope you find this a helpful space to get advice and get to know others in a similar situation. 
    Scope

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,632

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @BNeale :) It's great to have you with us. 
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