Mental Health Disability Benefits

I thought I would share with you what I have learnt about the financial help that is available to those with a disability. This blog is based on my experience of claiming benefits and getting financial help as I have a long term ill health in the form of a mental illness and Inflammatory Bowel… Continue reading Mental Health Disability Benefits

PIP Review 2017

Early in August I received a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Review form dated the 6th August 2017, which is called a ‘PIP Award Review – How your disability affects you’. This came as a surprise (shock) because my PIP award is to August 2018. I have felt anxious and overwhelmed by the prospect of completing… Continue reading PIP Review 2017

Mental Health and Debt

I find MoneySavingsExpert website very useful for all money matters, including borrowing, shopping codes and alerts for discounts etc. I also think the free booklet ‘Mental Health & Debt Guide‘ specifically written for those with mental health problems is an excellent publication. Find out more here MyAnxiety

Personal Independence Payment Update

I last posted in June 2014 about my experience of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the replacement for DLA , so I am well overdue to update you on my experience. My last post got me to the stage of the process of having completed the anxiety inducing medical assessment on the 22nd May 2014 So… Continue reading Personal Independence Payment Update

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

I thought I would share my experience so far of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). I have been receiving Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) for the past two years and renewal was due in May 2014. So in January I received a letter from the DWP asking if I wanted to claim and switch to PIP the… Continue reading Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

£135 warm home electricity bill discount

If you are on certain benefits including ESA income based on the 20th July 2013, you can qualify for a £135 discount on your electricity bill for the winter of 2013/2014. Government Warm Home Discount Scheme website link is here. You have to make an application direct to your supplier. Find out more at your… Continue reading £135 warm home electricity bill discount

Question about Benefits for those who are Mentally ill

My Anxiety was asked: ‘My friends have a middle aged son with mental health illnesses who can no longer work, what financial help & support is available for him? He is struggling more and we are getting older and are worried about him now and when we are gone’ The first step is for him… Continue reading Question about Benefits for those who are Mentally ill