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Am I eligible to stop working because I am on benefit?

AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 14 Listener
This discussion was created from comments split from: Am I eligible to stop working because I am on benefit?.

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    If you get a Fit Note from your GP confirming that you have a health condition limiting your ability to work you can claim new style ESA and/or Universal credit depending on your circumstances. If you use a benefits calculator you will get an idea of what you might get.

    (Note to moderators - I don't think this is meant to be a poll!)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you for the response however I already have Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for both daily living amount and mobility amount so why do I need evidence from my GP. It doesn't make sense. My question is if someone has PIP, should he/she work? Thank you.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Entirely up to you. PIP can be claimed on or out of work. 
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 14 Listener
    edited May 2
    I have PIP and I have daily living amount and a mobility amount (both are standard). My question is am I eligible to work because I am suffering a lot of pain on my back, as well as not being able to walk properly. Right now, I am continuing to work at my job but can I stop because I am on benefit. Please let me know as soon as possible.

    Yours truly,
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  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you for your response. I know everyone can claim PIP if he/she is working or not because this won't effect their benefit. My question is that I am working now for 24hrs and I get benefit from Universal Credit and from the PIP but if I stopped working at my job because of my illness, does the Universal Credit cut my benefit or not?
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    edited May 2
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    It is up to you if you stop working 

    If you stop for medical reasons you can still claim benefits 

    If on uc you will be expected to look for work unless you report a medical condition and provide fit notes 
    You will then be sent a uc50 form and have an assessment to determine if you are fit for work or limited capability to work 

    This had nothing to do with pip it is different criteria 

    Of you may be able to claim new style esa if you have paid enough ni again this will involve a work capability assessment and fit notes 

    Hope this helps 


     
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 14 Listener
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    If you give up work without good reason and then claim UC you can be sanctioned. Giving up work because of a health problem is a good reason but you need the Fit Note from your GP initially to evidence the problem. Being in receipt of PIP is not evidence of a problem that limits your ability to work.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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