Last reply 1 week ago
Why does my wife have to disclose wages?

If I were on my own being assessed for help with my disabilities and had sat on my arse all my life on my own before I was struck down and crippled by MS, assistance would be granted hand over over fist.
But if you’re married, what has my problems got to do with my wife?
Am I any different to the person who’s never worked and lives on their own?
So why am I being assessed against my wife earnings???
She hasn’t got MS.
I have.
They done the same with the CSA to alot of father’s and mother’s which was eventually withdrawn.
As only one person was responsible for the child not the new partner.
Should I split from my wife and move her into a new house just to get some ramps and handrails fitted?
Rant overish…..

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watsoncraig
1 week ago

@highlander

Why oh why, it should not matter a jot


vixen
1 week ago

Hello @highlander, it does seem unjust. I’ve just packed in full time work as I can’t manage it anymore. I have always worked hard but, there is nothing available to compensate for my loss of earnings. I mean, I’m not moaning really as I can manage having rejigged everything, but how many others out there are forced to cut down and down on work, with nothing to support them? I don’t qualify for the dreaded PIP, because my idea of loss of independence doesn’t match theirs. I share your disgruntlement!

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