I'm just wondering if any if you can help please. My Sisters Partner was assaulted in July he has been in a coma ever since, although he is showing more and more signs of recovery as each day passes,he had started to say words and follow a few commands but it's going to be a long journey to recovery. My Sister works 30 hours per week, is currently pregnant, due in February and has a 2 1/2 year old too. She has spoke to DWP and CAB and is no clearer about what benefits or help she is entitled to. Apparently she isn't entitled to child tax credits or working tax credits because of their earnings last year...surely their time of need is now not last year???
Can she not claim any benefits on behalf of her partner whilst he's in recovery? Surely she would be entitled to mortgage help and council tax because she would get this help if she was a single parent wouldn't she???
I can't quite believe how difficult and what a minefield our benefits system is, as if things are bad enough for her at the moment!
Any advice would be greatly received, I want to help my sister as much as I can xx