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What Benefit should my autistic son be claiming now that he has finished college
my son is 20, has autism and is due to finish college next week and I am a bit confused as to what benefit he should claim. He could work with some support, in fact he does some voluntary work at a local charity shop. An advisor at college has said that he could claim ESA but I thought that was for someone that was off sick and would need a sick note. I don't think our GP would sign him off. Does anybody know if there is any work capability assessment in JSA for disabled people. The benefit calculators are confusing. They advise that because he has a limited capability for work he should claim ESA but then advises that he needs a sick note. We haven't got full service for universal credit is our area yet so I am thinking he should be claiming JSA but does anybody know if they give any extra support for autistic Job Seekers. Be grateful if anyone had experience of this.
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