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Woman's son dies while on holiday

We were approached on behalf of a lady whose son died while he was away on holiday.  She was his carer and claimed carers allowance, as well as income support.  After her son died, her claim to carers allowance stopped, and so of course did her income support top up.  She has been assisted to make a claim for Employment Support Allowance in her own right, as she herself is now not well enough to work.  She will not receive any payment for this until early October, so a request was made for some funds to allow her to purchase some food and put some energy on to her meters.  We agreed to send across £50 to tide her over until her ESA payments kick in.

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