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Advice please on complicated deprivation of capital issue

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Tenant

Is there anyone can advise on complicated deprivation of capital issue please? Briefly I’ve a husband with long term mental illness, I had an inheritance which I spent, can’t get housing benefit despite Shelter appealing for us. I gave to work despite being unwell because we obviously have rent to pay. When our son who cares for his dad whilst I work moves out in a few months I will need to be here to care for my husband and it’ll really get difficult then because if I don’t work we can’t pay the rent. Any advice very much appreciated. Thank you 

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Tenant

To be honest, if Shelter can’t help you, it’s doubtful that anyone here can.. 

Does your husband get any disability pension, as obviously he can’t go to work. Might he be eligible for a social carer ? Your son should be able to at least get a carer’s allowance to help out with some of the bills. 

 

 

Check this link – http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/carers-allowance.aspx

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Tenant

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to answer. My husband gets mid rate care element of DLA. My son already gets carers allowance for my husband but when he moves out no one will be there to care for him. We aren’t eligible to apply for social housing (thipus cheaper rent) as we haven’t been in the area two years yet so I just don’t know what to do x

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