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The reason for my blog is that Colin had Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (secondary kidney cancer). In addition to this, his eldest brother David died in April 2008, 5 weeks after being diagnosed with Laryngeal Cancer and his elder sister Sue was diagnosed with Lobular Breast Cancer in March 2009. All that said, I am still smiling and trying to be up beat about everything because if I wasn’t I don’t think I would cope as well as I have so far. Sadly Colin passed away on 23rd Dec 2009.

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Monday, 23 March 2009

Benefits Minefield!!!!

We have just entered the minefield of benefits, which is totally alien to us as we have both always been employed up until Dec 2008 when Colin was made redundant. Colin has been granted DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and he has applied for ESA (Employment Support Allowance) and I will shortly be re applying for Tax Credits as I was not entitled to any between Jan & Mar. The problem we have is knowing which benefits we are entitled to and where to apply for them. So if anyone has any suggestions please let us know. :-)

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