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My son who is disabled (he suffers from duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and permenantley in a powered chair gets the higher rate DLA, he is moving into independant living so will get housing benefit etc. He currently is getting JSA he is applying for ESA which i will imagine he will get, not sure how much this is. Could anyone let me know what other benefits he may be entitled to.

 

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Hi there. Based on the information provided, what he claims/plans to claim is all he would be entitled to. But the world of benefits is rather complex and there isn't sufficient information in your post to give definite advise. You might want to try the calculator here. Just enter his circumstances, income and capital and it will give you a rough guide of what he may be entitled to.

 

Some people with disabilities can also apply for a range of funds from independent charities, this may also be worth looking into if ever he needs items for or as a result of his disability which are unaffordable and not covered by the NHS.

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