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Working part time, is there any means of assistance I can ask for?

Reme623Reme623 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, 
I'm in need of advice, I have been suffering with Oesteoathyritis for the past 23 years. I have recently had a total knee replacement and have been told that the other knee needs replacing also. Is there any means of assistance I can ask for as, I've been on SSP since December and I'm only now doing part time back in work. My usual income was £1800 but, I'm only now taking home £500.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Reme623  Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    I am unsure of an answer to your question.  There will be members of our community or a member of our team may be able to answer.

    Have a look around our website for further information and advice.

    I know benefits are complex and confusing.

    You could speak to CAB they have expertise and knowledge on benefits.

    Please if we can help and advise with anything else please ask.

    Please take care.

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Reme623
    Welcome to the community, have you tried filling in a benefits calculator? You could try filling in the PIP self test too to see if you could be entitled to this.
    Scope
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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 766 Pioneering
    Hi reme623. If you work 16 hours a week you should be able to claim disability tax credits as long as you get pip or dla. I get pip and and am self employed I get disability tax credits. Get in touch with the HMRC and talk to them about it.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Reme623! Do try the benefits calculator Sam mentions above. Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a Universal Credit top up. 
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    Scope
  • Reme623Reme623 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Just done it and according to the test, I should be entitled to assistance 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

    Scope community team

    That's great @Reme623, was that with Universal Credit or the PIP descriptors? 
    Do you know how to go about applying etc?
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • Reme623Reme623 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    That was pip, i havent a clue what to do next
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

    Scope community team

    Hi @Reme623, you've nothing to lose by applying. 
    For PIP you would apply by phone. There is more information on that here: Personal Independence Payment. Be sure to read through the descriptors etc first.

    You could also put in for a Universal Credit top up which you can apply for online here: Universal Credit.

    Community Manager
    Scope
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