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Redeployment/Loss of work

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BlackOut88
BlackOut88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello,

I am currently on medical redeployment, this ends in September at which point i will be dismissed from my employment on medical grounds. I have been given all reasonable adjustments while i have been on deployment, i am currently filling in for staff who are either off work sick or on hols. Medical redeployment requires me to look for a permanent position before the end of September, I'm currently employed for 25 hrs and i can take any job within my remit, any hours, however they have told me that if a job for 16 hours comes up and its suitable i am to take that position, however, i live alone, i am struggling on 25 hrs a week but i am also struggling with work, am on medical redeployment as i have a long term illness, physical illness and mental health issues.
I have taken a few days here and there off sick this year. 
My question, what can i claim or do if i have to take reduced hours and what do i do when my employment ends in September?? Are there any sickness benefits and i will have been dismissed because of my medical condition? I did use to get disabled element tax credits but was taken off me to pass on to universal credits who said no basically as i was a full-time student, so i lost them, even those students loans are a loan! and repayable, universal credit wouldn't allow the tax credits but yet tax credits allowed me nearly 300 a month as a student! if i was entitled to it on tax credits what happened with universal? i was able to work part-time and now I've lost all that income but struggling to work full time?!
Can anyone advise, please?


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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Hello @BlackOut88 and welcome to the community. 

    Do you currently receive any benefits such as PIP? Can I ask, are you still a student? Depending on the hours you've worked you may be eligible for New Style ESA.
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  • BlackOut88
    BlackOut88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi there, no I don't receive anything but wages, I haven't been able to due to being a student which I still are till next year. I have been led to thinking you have to have very serious disabilities or be seriously ill to get any benefits and have found no help to find this help. I've been working since 2010 this time.

    Many thanks 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Obviously I don't know your situation or disabilities, but PIP is not means tested so many working people and students successfully apply for and are awarded PIP. It is based on how any conditions affect you, not what your diagnosis is. You can read more about this here: https://www.gov.uk/pip
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • BlackOut88
    BlackOut88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you, will check it out ?
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