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Hi, my name is suesbell!

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suesbell
suesbell Community member Posts: 1 Listener
i have GCA/PMR i am a carer for my husband. I am unable to work can i get 
any disability benefits to help with my extra costs.

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome to the community @suesbell thanks for reaching out.

    Thanks for explaining that you're living with Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). 

    You might like to use a benefits calculator to help work out what you might be entitled to. 

    Scope also has plenty of information on benefits, and other ways of funding the extra costs of being disabled, which I hope you will find useful. 

    You can visit these categories on the community if you'd like to read more, or start your own discussions:


    Our members are very friendly and knowledgeable so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :) 

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,884 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community I know you can definitely get benefits and your husband can too. If you have a look on Citizens Advice they can provide you with further advice. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,114 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community I know you can definitely get benefits and your husband can too. If you have a look on Citizens Advice they can provide you with further advice. 

    That's not exactly correct. There's no benefits that are awarded based on any diagnosis.
    suesbell said:
    i have GCA/PMR i am a carer for my husband. I am unable to work can i get 
    any disability benefits to help with my extra costs.


    If you're under state pension age then you can look at claiming PIP. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/
    Whether you're entitled to any other benefits will totally depend on your circumstances. You haven't given any information for anyone to be able to advise you further. You can get a full benefits check from an agency near you.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,884 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community I know you can definitely get benefits and your husband can too. If you have a look on Citizens Advice they can provide you with further advice. 

    That's not exactly correct. There's no benefits that are awarded based on any diagnosis.
    suesbell said:
    i have GCA/PMR i am a carer for my husband. I am unable to work can i get 
    any disability benefits to help with my extra costs.


    If you're under state pension age then you can look at claiming PIP. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/
    Whether you're entitled to any other benefits will totally depend on your circumstances. You haven't given any information for anyone to be able to advise you further. You can get a full benefits check from an agency near you.

    Sorry it was just what I was told by college 
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