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Question about Transition from [support-based]ESA(was a PIP claimer as well) into work
I have an interview tomorrow for a position as a personal assistant. The hours for this are 4½-5 hours, 3 days a week. and 1 hour a night 5 days a week. Bringing it to 18.5-19 hours a week. This would be my first job in over 3 years due to poor mental health. And I am very eager to begin as I have felt useless these past years. However, I currently Rent my flat here in Edinburgh at 600/pcm. And I do not think i would be able to continue living here if I am accepted for this position, I was just hoping to see if anyone is aware of any aditional support i may be entitled to, until I would be able to either hold down a second job, without jeopardising my mental well-being, or have an increase in hours?
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