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    Worried about my brother

    My brother is 47 and lives with my 77 year old mum. He's got pretty bad anxiety and has never worked. It suits my mother to have him there, however, as she's a widow and is frightened of living on her own. What worries me is that he's not registered as unfit to work. He's never seen a GP and got an official diagnosis, nor has he ever claimed benefits. I don't know what will happen to him down the line when my mother dies. If she gets ill and has to go into a nursing home, will he be allowed to stay in the family home? Or will the council want to sell it to pay the care fees? Then again, if she dies at home, I don't know he'll cope. If he's, say, 56, and she's 86, he'll be a 50-something man with a blank CV, no job, no friends and no life. He'll inherit enough to buy a small flat, but how will he pay for food, gas, electricity, etc?

    I'm in the UK by the way, if anyone can relate. Or has any advice. I suffer badly with anxiety myself.

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    May 2008

    Re: Worried about my brother

    Do you live nearby?

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    Re: Worried about my brother

    Professional legal assistance/advice would be in order here.

    "Eat. Drink. Enjoy the work you do. Be thankful for the blessings God gives you in this life. Live, love and seek out the things that bring your heart joy. The rest is meaningless... Like chasing the wind." King Solomon

    The best help is the help you give yourself!

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    Re: Worried about my brother

    Maybe the citizens advice could help?
    It’s a cruel beast that you feed…..


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