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Contract terminated due to ill health, please help

manscollimanscolli Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi..I have just had my contract terminated due to ill health..I have been diagnosed with MS..I am 52 years old..I will be receiving my pension..however I have been told there are benefits that I could claim..can you help me plz 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,708 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @manscolli welcome to the community!

    I am so sorry to hear what has happened, have a look at the information in our What benefits am I entitled to? Which explains about various benefits and how to apply.

    If you need any further help then please do let us know! :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • manscollimanscolli Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I will..thankyou ami2301 thanks for your reply x
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,708 Disability Gamechanger
    You're very welcome @manscolli :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @manscolli, and a warm welcome to the community! Great to have you here.

    Just to echo Ami's suggestion, do have a look at the online benefits calculator, and feel free to come back to us with any questions. Our community members will do their best to advise!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,359 Disability Gamechanger
    manscolli said:
    Hi..I have just had my contract terminated due to ill health..I have been diagnosed with MS..I am 52 years old..I will be receiving my pension..however I have been told there are benefits that I could claim..can you help me plz 
    Hi,

    Did you claim SSP for 28 weeks before you finished work? This is payable before you can claim Contributions based ESA. Do you mean an ill health pension?
    Community champion and 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.
  • manscollimanscolli Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi..I’ve been off work for 3months I’ve had sick pay..but only just had my contact terminated 15/10/18..so don’t know what I will get..and yes I will be getting my pension due to ill health..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,359 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need the SSP1 form from your employer to be able to claim ESA. If your pension is more than £85 per week then this will affect the amount of ESA you can claim. You will also need a fit/sick note from your GP to be able to claim this.

    You also need to check what's in your area, if it's a full universal credit area then you'll need to claim New Style contributions based ESA. If not the it will be the old style contributions based ESA. Same benefit, different claims phone number. Check your area here.

    Community champion and 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.
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