Hello everyone. My first post here so please bare with me.
I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section.
I'm currently disabled (I have M.E and mental health issues) and my husband is my full-time carer. We receive IS (I'm the main claimant and am claiming for disability as I hadn't made enough NI contributions and I haven't been changed to ESA yet) as a couple, I receive DLA LRM and HRC and my husband receives CA.
I've just found out that I'm pregnant. The baby wasn't planned, but is wanted, if that makes sense?
I was just wondering what we may be entitled to when baby arrives? The M.E is severe and I would love to work (I find it degrading not being able to) but unfortunately I can't atm and my husband needs to be around 24/7 to care for me.
I know that we'll be entitled to child benefit. Am I right in believing that that is all? We'll manage no matter what, but I just want to get organised.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. I'm really sorry if I seem like a scrounger. I'm really not. I'd do anything to be able to work and support my family.