I am very depressed. I live on my own with very little money. My family does not support me at all. Who can help me to claim benefits? I heard I can claim Disability Living Allowance but I don’t know who to ask.
I am not surprised you are depressed. I think anybody would be if they had no money and no support from their family. It must be very difficult for you.
The best course of action to take is find a Benefits Officer – someone who really knows the benefits system, and can help you with the form filling and give you advice.
I don’t know where you live but could you find out who would be the best person to help you? Your Social Worker, if you have one, or perhaps your doctor, if you are seeing them about your depression, may have suggestions. You may be entitled to other benefits as well, so it is important to find an expert in that department, especially as the benefits system is changing – as you might have seen on TV.
I have asked RAD Legal Services for their advice – hopefully they will post it here.