Claiming at 58

I find myself for the first time in the none working catogrey after a long illness.
I am currently on Income support and DLA middle rate.with my wife as my career.

I have never found myself in all my life in such depressing times. With these being very hard times and at the age of 58 is there anything i can claim for to help with every day living, such as general survival living. :(

any links or advise please.


  • zygurat789
    zygurat789 Posts: 4,263
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    You might get a better response on the benefits board
    The only thing that is constant is change.
  • Mrs_Money
    Mrs_Money Posts: 1,602
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    Is your wife claiming carer's allowance (sorry not sure if it's you or your wife who has to claim).
    You may be able to get reductions in council tax as well. have more info on allowances and benefits.
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,807
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    What is your total household income and what are your outgoings, perhaps post an SOA and we can help you budget.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
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