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Will I get sickness benefit? Struggling at work

sanysany Member Posts: 3 Listener


  • sanysany Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I am on high rate of PIP and I am struggling at work will I get sickness benignity I have 44 years of NI stamps
  • sanysany Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sany
    Welcome to the community! Unfortunately I am unsure however another member of the community will be in contact with you soon to advise you :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,968 Disability Gamechanger
    SSP should be claimed for 28 weeks before being able to claim SSP. Fit/sick notes will be needed from your GP and you should speak to your employer.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Ami2301

    Poppy is right that you maybe entitled to SSP, and then  when this has been exhausted you may then (given the number of yeas Ni conts) be entitled to contributory based ESA. 

    Do you rent your home? or have a partner?  If so depending on where you live you maybe able to claim Housing Benefit/income related ESA or Universal credit.

    I have put a link to see if you are in a universal credit area below:


    I have also put a link to an online benefit calculator.


    In addition are you a member of a trade union as they can help with advice and assistance with benefit and work issues.

    Please post again if you have any further questions. 

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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