Retired and Disability Benefits ???


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Paul

Hi all

Is a person over retirement age allowed to make a claim for any disability
benefit.

My 74 year old Mother as a very debilitating type of cancer, she has been
advised by a welfare officer at St Barts Hospital that she should claim
extra disability benefit on top of her Old Age Pension, but was told by the
local social services that no one over retirement age is allowed to make a
new disability claim.

What is correct.

Thanks

Paul
 
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Ted Hutchinson

My 74 year old Mother as a very debilitating type of cancer, she has been
advised by a welfare officer at St Barts Hospital that she should claim
extra disability benefit on top of her Old Age Pension, but was told by the
local social services that no one over retirement age is allowed to make a
She should claim Attendance Allowance details
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/attendance_allowance.asp
http://www.benefitsnow.co.uk/
and a guide to help you complete the form from
http://snipurl.com/guides
If the Cancer she has is Terminal there are special rules which speed
the claim up however death has to be reasonably expected in six months
for this to apply.

You will also find Help the Aged and Age Concern offer helplines and
support for claiming if needed.
http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/AdviceInfo/_default.htm
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/information_127.htm

I also suggest you enter her details in the calculator at
http://www.entitledto.co.uk/ to check if a Pension Credit is
available.
 
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She should claim Attendance Allowance details
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/attendance_allowance.asp
http://www.benefitsnow.co.uk/
and a guide to help you complete the form from
http://snipurl.com/guides
If the Cancer she has is Terminal there are special rules which speed
the claim up however death has to be reasonably expected in six months
for this to apply.

You will also find Help the Aged and Age Concern offer helplines and
support for claiming if needed.
http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/AdviceInfo/_default.htm
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/information_127.htm

I also suggest you enter her details in the calculator at
http://www.entitledto.co.uk/ to check if a Pension Credit is
available.

brilliant stuff, one real helpful person 10/10 again


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