minnie123 wrote: »
Yes they say it to put you off but he only has one leg and the other leg was broken a few weeks back so he can hardly do anything for himself now. I am going to fill the forms in and send them. He lost his leg when he was in his early 40's and he has never claimed a penny because that is what he is like - it makes me so mad.
margaretclare wrote: »
Minnie, perhaps 30-40 years ago there was less that could be claimed and also, perhaps he learned to cope well with the one leg - some people do! There are numerous well-known examples of people who have coped well and led useful, active lives after losing a limb. There used not to be the kind of 'culture' around that said 'oh, I'm disabled, I can't do...what can I claim, what am I entitled to?' Even disabled people thought first and foremost of 'what can I do for myself' rather than 'what can I claim and what can be done for me?'
I recall my first husband, who never worked from 1976 because of progressive heart disease, but he still did a lot at home and was much involved with Sea Cadets. I couldn't have carried on my career without him 'holding the fort'. He didn't claim disability benefits or means-tested benefits.
Are you suggesting that because he has managed without claiming anything that he shouldn't do so now?
he has never claimed a penny because that is what he is like - it makes me so mad.
minnie123 wrote: »
It makes me mad because he has worked amazingly hard his whole life paid his taxes and never claimed for anything off the state even when he lost a limb and struggled to keep his business afloat. Then in later life when he does need help they charge him £26,000 a year for what other people are getting for free. Now that makes me mad!!
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