Disability benefits

The Problem:

Our client aged 75, had ill health and lived alone in a rented housing association house. He was struggling financially; with debts owed to his landlord, his bank and HMRC. His rent arrears were also putting his tenancy at risk. He was paying out so much money to try and clear these debts that he couldn’t afford food.

Action/Outcome:

We re-negotiated the amounts he was paying towards his debts to make them more affordable for him. We helped him to claim Attendance Allowance which gave him more money, £81.30 a week and allowed him to pay for his daily needs. This also gave him access to other benefits such as a mobility scooter to give him more independence.

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