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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Threads
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lantriplantrip Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Threads
my husband has been off work for some time after back surgery.
he has certs from the gp stating he is unable to work, he was getting esa money but that stopped after a year. he has had a work medical assesssement and they state he is fit to work, albeit he gets no money whatsoever. we live on my wage which is the minimum wage. we get no benefits at all, i get working tax credit.
he is unable to get disability benefits, even though i am doing his personal care for him.
he has worked for 40 years non-stop, but at the moment is unfit.
they state he is not able to get anymore esa so we are appealing against this.
any advice would be welcolme.
thank you

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  • CAB_National_RepresentativeCAB_National_Representative Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    lantrip wrote: »
    my husband has been off work for some time after back surgery.
    he has certs from the gp stating he is unable to work, he was getting esa money but that stopped after a year. he has had a work medical assesssement and they state he is fit to work, albeit he gets no money whatsoever. we live on my wage which is the minimum wage. we get no benefits at all, i get working tax credit.
    he is unable to get disability benefits, even though i am doing his personal care for him.
    he has worked for 40 years non-stop, but at the moment is unfit.
    they state he is not able to get anymore esa so we are appealing against this.
    any advice would be welcolme.
    thank you

    Hi lantrip - we'd recommend that you contact your local bureau and set up an appointment with an adviser to go over the details with you and to explore possible options. You say that you're doing the personal care for your husand, but not whether you're getting Carer's Allowance. So you might want to read this information about that allowance on our Adviceguide website, before getting in touch with your local bureau.
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  • mazza111mazza111 Forumite
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    Lantrip can I ask if you exhausted the appeals process? There is a lot of advice over on the benefits board. Ignore any benefit bashing that goes on, you'll get plenty of good advice over there.
    4 Stones and 0 pounds or 25.4kg lighter :j
  • waiting for an appeal now
  • mazza111mazza111 Forumite
    6.3K posts
    Gather as much evidence as you can now. Especially specialist letters etc.
    4 Stones and 0 pounds or 25.4kg lighter :j
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