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I was on ESA for 18 months in the support group. I had an assessment and was told that I would remain on it. I really wanted to work as I had all my life, I was on ESA due to breast cancer, a mini stroke and osteoarthritis, I have had knees replaced, foot joints replaced and trapezium replaced. Now I have worked in a school as a teaching assistant, it was something I had done in the past and was lucky enough after 40 applications to find a suitable job in a school albeit temporary until Christmas. It was hard but I was determined to do it. Alas I have been told that my contract will not be renewed and they are taking on someone else to do my job. To say that I'm devastated is an understatement. Obviously I can't prove that it's because of my disability and/or my age but it plainly is. Can I reapply for ESA or will it have to be job seekers. I will be 60 next birthday and I know that it will be very difficult for me to get back to work now. Can I apply now, I will receive my final pay at the end of December., or do I need to wait. My breast cancer was 2 years ago. Thank you.