i was out of work for a while and felt like i was been forced back to work i am disabled and working was a great strain but i stuck it out, for 8 months unfortunatly i had 2 heart attacks before christmas. and am not well enough to return. the coucil have made 3 discretionary payments to me, and asked me to get a doctor to give me a not saying i was not fit for work, this i did. i was working as a courier and my doctor has advised it would not be safe for me to drive the amount of hours i was previously doing, i sold my van to get a smaller van and change my work pattern, i have been told by the local cousil that becouse i have mony in the bank a ballance of £5000.00 now that i should use this monies to live on. this is not only going to make me homeles in a few months but i feel they are forcing me back in to unemployment, we rent a property at the cost of £1300 a month, we had no problems paying for the lease when i was working, i dont expect help forever just untill i am well enough to return to work, i have asked them to give help getting a property from the council. they have put me on a waiting list of at least 60 months, when i explined to them the mony was for my buissness they said i should put it in a buissness account, my type of work does not require me to have a buissnes account, they also keep teling my not to worry becouse it could take the landlord 18 months to kick me out, i just do not believe they would expect me to do somthing like this, is there any law to help me i have a wife and 16 year old son.
the post explains the situation i am in . but the coucil are refusing any help.
they have awarded me £65.00 every two weeks.
is it legal for them to make me use my buisnes mony to live on thus making me bankrupt, and what are the legal responsibilites to help me with rent payments of r findind me emergency accomadation, 60 months is a long time away, what am i suposed to do when the mony i have left is spent on rent , what do i do without any help from them my wife does not want to take care of me anymore and we are going to be homeless do they have a right to help me or some sort of care for me or somware they have to put me in my situation.
thank you for you help