Please can you advise me?
My son was recently diagnosed with asthma. It's not too bad - mostly under control using the brown inhaler - but he has had a few night-time attacks which have meant that he has missed school and I have needed to take time off work. A friend said that she knows someone who is claiming benefits because she is caring for a child with asthma, but I have never heard of this, otherwise surely a million parents would be eligable! Can you let me know if this is true and if anyone is getting any help financially or with work-related issues, or if there are benefits but only for severe or complex problems?
Thanks for your help.