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    Ollimae
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    Advice needed

    Hi

    My daughter and son-in-law both have mental health problems. My daughter gets SDA and the lower rate of mobility DLA. My son-in-law gets the lower rate of mobility DLA and was on incapacity benefit but failed the ATOS test so is waiting for his appeal. He has been waiting for over a year so he now has been taken off the contribution based ESA and is on the income based ESA . Because my daughter gets £82.50 a week SDA they have deducted that from her husband's ESA so he is only being allowed £30.50 a week because we have been told that a couple only need £112 a week on which to live.

    They have a mortgage of over £200 a month so could anyone please tell me if will they be able to claim for help with that.
    Last edited by Ollimae; 15-07-13 at 13:58.

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    Where's their carers - Social Workers etc with all this ??? this needs a professional adviser, contact you're LA Social Services dept ask to speak to the Welfare Rights Worker/Adviser or Cab or some other Advice organisation in you're area ASAP.

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    Their Carer(s) should be proactive with this. As mentioned earlier, contact Adult Social Services (Disabilities Team or Mental Health Team) and get a Welfare Rights Advisor on it.

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    Your daughter may have her SDA re-assessed under the new ESA rules, especially as he has been claiming since before 2001.I'm assuming she is not working, therefore maybe she should apply for ESA as a couple.
    As has been said, in these cases they really need professional advice.
    They could also talk to the mortgage lender.

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