Hi All

i am so frustrated with the benefits system!!

I have been trying to find out about how I can get some sort of benefits for my wife who cares for me and since being diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei has had to reduce her working hours so she can cope.

It appears that unless I am claiming something she can't be classified as a carer - therefore despite changing dressings (as the district nurses can't be bothered) and taking me off my chemo bottle and flushing my PIC line we can't get anything.

Any idea if there is a section on this site that one can get some help from someone who knows how to lay the system?


  • Hi , sorry to hear the challenges you are facing

    Do talk with the Macmillan Support Services as it provides lots of information, support, financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    Most services are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week and it's free to call on 0808 808 00 00 have a look by Clicking here to see what is available and we also have our Ask an Expert section, but do allow two working days for replies from our expert team.

    All the best

    Mike - Thehighlander

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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