Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Benefits that can assist while not working?

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  • buffywin
    buffywin Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi, I have ASD level 1, and am having difficulties keeping a job due to my sensory issues, are there any benefits out there that can assist me while I'm not working? 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @buffywin

    Have you seen the Benefits Calculator? Its a great resource that enables disabled people and their families to access independent information on welfare and disability benefits and other sources of financial help.

    Sam


    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi buffywin

    Firstly I would echo the advice already provided by Sam in her post above and advise you to post back on here if you have any difficulties with the benefits calculator or if there's anything you're not sure of. 

    Secondly, there is a benefit called personal independence payment that provides extra money to help if you’ve an illness, disability or mental health condition whether you’re working or not.

    If you are not working then depending on where you live and on your circumstances will determine whether you can claim universal credit (UC). You can check this here  

    If you are not able to claim UC then it will likely be jobseekers allowance if you are actively seeking and able to work or employment and support allowance if you are signed off as unfit or incapable of work by a doctor. In some limited circumstances income support remains an option but the benefits calculator should guide you through this. I have assumed as you mentioned working that you are working age.

    Hope that helps

    Best wishes

    Paul

    The Benefits Training Co:

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