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Hi, my name is Riley1964! want too hand in my notice will this affect my esa?

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Riley1964
Riley1964 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
hi hello 
I am on esa due too health issues I have a job which I haven’t been too since last July 
I feel that I cannot do the job anymore and want too hand in my notice 
will this affect my esa

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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there welcome to the Forum it's lovely to meet you. My name is Jaide also know as @durhamjaide2001 unfortunately I'm not an expert on this area so I would suggest to have a look in the benefits section on the website. 
    As well as this I would suggest maybe having a look at the coffee lounge where there's some fun and games happening. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I can't answer about your esa but I wouldn't recommend handing in your notice 

    You should discuss your future options with your employer first . They could make reasonable adjustments or find another role or if not could dismiss you on medical grounds which can sometimes pay a compensation payment tho it isn't a legal requirement some companies do pay this 
  • Riley1964
    Riley1964 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    There is no other options for me there and I wouldn’t want too do anything else I’m afraid it’s in a care home 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    You’re already claiming ESA so handing in your notice wouldn’t affect this.

    I agree with Janer though that you shouldn’t just hand your notice in. Before doing this you should get some expert advice, 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • MarieBarl
    MarieBarl Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
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    Please don't hand in your notice. If you have any kind of length of service, please get expert advice.

    I was in this position and felt I should leave, but you are usually n a stronger position benefit wise, if your employers release you from your contract for incapacity than if you resign.
  • Riley1964
    Riley1964 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanks for your comments I have had 8 years there it’s really stressful knowing what too do x
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    As before speak to your employer about this or at least find out their policy on medical dismissal 

    Have you had any meetings with your employer about your long term absence and if they are expecting you to return to work 
  • Riley1964
    Riley1964 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I have had no contact with my employer I am a housekeeper and the head housekeeper has already made her mind up that I’m not coming back because she said the job is too strenuous for me now x
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    They then need to go through the correct process to dismiss you on medical grounds or on grounds of capability 
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