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    • choccy999
    • By choccy999 16th May 18, 8:05 PM
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    Left new job
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    • 16th May 18, 8:05 PM
    Left new job 16th May 18 at 8:05 PM
    Hi
    I left my new job due to my anxiety. I know it's a foolish thing to do, but I felt overwhelmed by panic and felt I couldn't cope. I haven't applied for benefits yet as I'm still waiting for my P45. I just need some headspace to get myself back together. I've been looking into applying for benefits and see that I'm probably going to be sanctioned. Just wondered if anyone has any advice on the situation please?
    Thank you.
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 16th May 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:17 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:17 PM
    ESA ?
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/employment-and-support-allowance/before-you-apply-for-esa/eligiblility-for-esa/

    If you have sufficient NI credits - it'll be New style ESA
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance

    If you are in a UC area - then it's UC if you don't have sufficient NI credits (rather than Income Based ESA).
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 16th May 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:19 PM
    Dont wait for your p45.
    You will probably be sanctioned anyway for benefits but this needs to start as soon as possible.
    Try to get help from your gp for your anxiety
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • choccy999
    • By choccy999 16th May 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:22 PM
    Thank you both. I will look into it.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 16th May 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:02 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:02 PM
    Dont wait for your p45.
    You will probably be sanctioned anyway for benefits but this needs to start as soon as possible.
    Try to get help from your gp for your anxiety
    Originally posted by McKneff

    The OP wouldn't be sanctioned for ESA or the UC equivalent if they have a medical certificate from their GP. Walking out on a job and trying to claim JSA or its UC equivalent would be different.
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