Can anyone tell me how we are supposed to live with very little income. My partner has to shield due to having his transplant 2016. He started a small one man business in 2018 but had to isolate starting March 2020. Since then he has lost the business but gets no help as he wasn't trading long enough. I am retired so all we have income wise is my state pension. We have been refused ESA & Income support due to his not paying class 2 NI in the last 2 years. He didn't see the need as he had paid enough years to qualify for his state pension. As he is only 57 he has a good few years to go. Apart from his illness 2016 to 2018 he has never been out of work.
I don't know just what we expected to live on. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.