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    mr pharmacist
    Leaving job due to ill health, my benefit entitlements?
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 7:51 PM
    Leaving job due to ill health, my benefit entitlements? 2nd Mar 09 at 7:51 PM
    Hi I'm having some serious health problems due to medication I took which has resulted in severe insomnia, chronic fatigue and poor concentration among many otyher symptoms.

    I can't see a way back to my job, which heightened my stress levels, even in a month or so (been off 5 weeks).

    I need to move out of my flat too as I live with a psycho and was wondering if I would be able to get sickness benefit and housing benefit after resiging my job?

    Please help I'm desperate.
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    • By cifpower 2nd Mar 09, 8:58 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 8:58 PM
    If you are too ill to work (doctor will provide sick notes) then you can claim ESA. If this is your only income you would be entitles to HB too


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    • By black paw 2nd Mar 09, 9:18 PM
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    you send in sick notes from doctor for a while until you get benefits, think if you just leave job you get no benefits, best for them to retire you on sickness grounds. sorry not much help
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 9:19 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 9:19 PM
    If you have been signed unfit for work, don't resign, let things take their natural course, you will get SSP to start with for a set period. Then if you are still sick after this period you would then claim incapacity benefit or the new one? ESA - Maybe one of the pros will come along and correct this.

    Sometimes companies offer some kind of medical severance pay, that's why i said don't resign.
    • healy
    • By healy 2nd Mar 09, 11:26 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 11:26 PM
    you send in sick notes from doctor for a while until you get benefits, think if you just leave job you get no benefits, best for them to retire you on sickness grounds. sorry not much help
    Originally posted by Jamla
    If someone leaves a job and claims ESA it will not matter that they left their job.

    If they claim JSA there could be a sanction of between 2 and 26 weeks.
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 11:28 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 11:28 PM
    If you have been signed unfit for work, don't resign, let things take their natural course, you will get SSP to start with for a set period. Then if you are still sick after this period you would then claim incapacity benefit or the new one? ESA - Maybe one of the pros will come along and correct this.

    Sometimes companies offer some kind of medical severance pay, that's why i said don't resign.
    Originally posted by mazza111
    ESA can be paid from the day SSP stops being paid
    • welshmoneylover
    • By welshmoneylover 2nd Mar 09, 11:42 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 09, 11:42 PM
    Hi I'm having some serious health problems due to medication I took which has resulted in severe insomnia, chronic fatigue and poor concentration among many otyher symptoms.

    I can't see a way back to my job, which heightened my stress levels, even in a month or so (been off 5 weeks).

    I need to move out of my flat too as I live with a psycho and was wondering if I would be able to get sickness benefit and housing benefit after resiging my job?

    Please help I'm desperate.
    Originally posted by mr pharmacist
    I aint medically qualified but it sounds as if stress is your biggest enemy right now. Why don't you change jobs to something less stressful hun?
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