Hi guys. My friend lives in scotland. hes a council employee. hes only entitled to 9 weeks full pay then hes cut to half pay as hes only been employed with the local authority 18 months. hes suffered a brain injury and will be unable to work for months and months. He owns his own house, pays a mortgage, wife works 30 hours per week. kids at school 13 and 17. is anybody aware of benifits you can get to boost your income, cos when he goes to half pay he may loose his home. hes a fantastic guy. ive got the union on it to see if he can get any special dispensation. i will speak to the local counsellers too.