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Am I able to claim any other benefits?

chrisjk1007 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I'm paye I've just gone on sick. 3 months for now. Am I able to claim any other benefits aswell as ssp.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chrisjk1007    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Please I will ask my friend @poppy123456 a member of our team to answer your question.

    Please if I can help with anything please ask.

    We are supportive, offer compassion and empathy.

    Please have a look around our website.

    Please take care and safe.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,135 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Universal Credit maybe possible but this will totally depend on your circumstances such as savings/capital of more than £16,000 will exclude you from claiming.

    Living with a partner that works will also depend on whether you're entitled to anything. Using a benefits calculator and putting all your details (and partner, if you have one) will tell you whether or not you're entitled to anything.

    Council tax reduction may also be possible but again it will depend on your circumstances. Contact your local council for this.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chrisjk1007 - Welcome to the community from me too. I hope Poppy has answered your query, but please do let us know if we can help/support you in any other way. :)
  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering

    Hi @chrisjk1007 -  hope the above advise is useful. Welcome to the community :smile: and let us know how you get on.

    Take care and keep safe


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