At the age of 51(next week) I suddenly find myself single and homeless after 11 years with my partner.
I have been trying to find out what benefits I can claim but seem to be getting nowhere. I work part time but my health situation won't let me work full time, so I don't qualify for job seekers, or income support. I was claiming esa but because I hadn't worked the previous year,I hadn't paid enough national insurance do got no payments and want ill enough to get dla/pip.
I have put a new claim in for esa, as my situation has definitely changed, and have been told to try for pip again, because now I can add depression to my list!
I can't claim housing benefit because I don't have an address to claim forand I'm terrified about what's going to happen to me and where I'm going to live.
I'm still living at my ex-partners house (with him) which it's not doing me any good.
I don't know where to go from here.
It's there any thing else I can try?
Are there any organisations that could help people with illness to find low cost housingour anything? And are there any organisations who could help me sort out benefits?
I've tried c a b and the job centre but keep being passed on to other people.
I am really scared about how I'm supposed to live.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks x