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Hi, I'm Shazeal! In 2 months I'll have no wages. Can I get any financial help? Who can I speak to?

ShazealShazeal Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi guys, I'm suffering from osteoarthritis. In 2 months I will have no wages at all. 
Does anyone know if I can get any help financially or, even tell me who I need to speak to please


  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,416 Pioneering
    Hi @Shazeal welcome, are you loosing your job through redundancy or because of a medical reason. You can put in a claim for universal credit all information is on line at  
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,254 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You could be entitled to new style esa if you have paid enough ni and have medical condition confirmed by fit note 

    If you are getting ssp now you can claim 3 months b4 this ends but won't get any payment till ssp ends 

    There is also uc and again you can report a medical condition  and if eligible could get more money 

    Both of these would require a work capability assessment if you are reporting a condition 

    Dependant in your ability to do daily tasks and your mobility you may qualify for pip 

    There is a benefits calculator in our benefits section You can put your details in and it will advise on benefits you may be eligible for 

    Hope this helps lots to take in but you have few months to read up on it all 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,607

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Shazeal :) I'm sorry to hear about your employment situation. It must be quite stressful. How have you been coping? 

    Here's a link to the benefits calculator that Janer1967 has mentioned above. It'd help us if you could share a little more about why your wages will be stopping in 2 months, and whether you're currently accessing any benefits. 
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