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Acute tinnitus and struggling for money

phantomphantom Member Posts: 1 Listener
Ive been diagnosed with acute tinnitus 5 years ago and still the case today, causing, insomnia depression , none of the prescribed medication cure any of the above , further more a year ago I was diagnosed with COPD and asma , my gp been regarding as unfit to work all this time and still I was put on Esa then work related schem and now been on UC for two years , I'm not receiving near enough to live on , is there any advise I can get , I have been through 2 capability assessment and passed them 


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @phantom, and welcome to the community. Though I'm not an authority on benefits (there are plenty of those here, and they will be in touch with you) I think it might be helpful to you to try the online benefits calculator here: https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/check?_ga=2.59702440.405444417.1517054923-1832321402.1513208436
    Have a look and see what you think. In the meantime, bear with us. As I said, others will be along to advise you
    In case it helps, you have found a safe place here and are among friends, so please don't be shy of telling us about yourself or of asking any questions. The better we get to know each other, the easier we may find ways to be of use to you.

    Warmest best wishes to you,

  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @phantom

    And welcome to the community.

    I am profoundly deaf, but also suffer with tinnitus and depression. 
    Have you contacted your local deaf society?
    They have been amazing with me.

    if you need any other help, just let me know
    all the best 
  • penny1234penny1234 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Im new I'm also suffering everyday with it under ent in may its a nightmare to try and sleep
  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @penny1234

    welcome to the community!

    I am the same, being deaf with tinnitus is a night mere.
    I've slept downstairs for over 2 years now. I cant sleep in a dark room as it only intensifies my tinnitus. I do take prescription sleeping tablets, but would rather not  as I'm really tired during the day. 

    I have a friend on scope, who has mentioned in the past a device called "white noise" I don't know if you have heard of it?
    unfortunately the device wont work for me has I'm deaf, but maybe its something you could look into?

    The deaf society have an amazing support group.
    They will also help you look into what benefits you could receive.

    I had a lovely lady who helped me helped me with equipment for my home. she also helped me fill out forms and attended my P.I.P tribunal.
    they will normally ask you to make an appointment, so they can better discuss what your needs are.

    hope that helped
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