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Hi, my name is Hobble27! Am I entitled to any benefits?

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Hobble27
Hobble27 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I’m going to have a full knee replacement in November and I will be unable to work for a while. Am I entitled to any benefits i’m self employed, thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,205 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you’ve paid the correct amount of NI contributions in tax years April 2019 to March 2021 then you can claim New style ESA you will need a fit note to claim this. If over 25 it pays £77 per week.
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance
    You can also use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit. As it’s a means tested benefit whether you’re entitled will depend on your circumstances. If you live with a partner you claim as a couple. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you’re excluded from claiming. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator/Intro/Home?cid=575b3443-14bd-4191-9c0b-e438b612048e
    If you claim both together the ESA will be deducted in full from the UC.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @hobble27 :) I like your username!

    Have you had a chance to look at the resources that poppy123456 signposted you to? 

    The benefits system can be difficult to understand and navigate, but we have plenty of knowledgeable members who are on hand to help where they can.

    How are you feeling about your upcoming surgery? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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