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Jul 10, 2008
Bradford, UK
So I have a quick question for you all...

I've not been working for quite some time due to illness, yet the whole time I haven't claimed any benefits, and it's only now that I've actually plucked up the courage to admit that I do need help... (I was diagnosed with depression quite some time ago but I kinda freaked out and went awol from medical care)

Would I be eligible to receive incapacity benefit, or anything else? The reason I ask is because I lost my last job due to my health, and I haven't been able to get another once since because of it too... I can't even contemplate going out of the house most days, and there's an intense amount of pressure on me to bring money into the house, so much that I think it's probably making me worse in terms of my mental health.

I hope someone on here is a wizz with this kind of thing

Cheers in advance

O xoxo

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