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Would resigning and receiving holiday pay affect my ESA entitlement?

YanisYanis Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello, I have just joined and  would appreciate advice  on the following matter. I have recently had a hip replacement op due to cancer in the bone and have primary cancer somewhere betwean my throat and anus. I have been unable to work since 03/03/18 and have been recieving SSP. Now I have to start claiming ESA.  I am 62 yrs old and am unlikely to return to work before I retire.My question is should I resign and recieve my holiday pay and would that affect my ESA payment/entitlement ?


  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @Yanis,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I've moved this post into our dedicated ESA category so other members of our community can offer some advice and support.

    If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch! :)
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Yanis!

    I wonder if @Gill_Scope can help with this?
  • Tilly1Tilly1 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    Hi Yanis
    I was recieving ssp long term my docotor medical retired me and my employer filled out a ssp1 and i now recieve contrubtions Esa. i recieved any holiday owing in my last wage slip i hope this helps.
    Im sure someone will be along to give you some more experienced advice.

  • YanisYanis Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you Tilly, I had a Work Capability Assessment which concluded that I was unfit for work of any kind. This was through Universal Credit, they also awarded me extra money which I wasn`t expecting. It had not occured to me to ask my Doctor. Thank you once more for your advice. I hope you are as well as you can be and remaining positive ! Kind Regards Yanis
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018

    If you’re receiving UC then any holiday pay you receive will affect the amount of UC you receive that month.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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