This is a benefit for people who are employed but unable to work because they are ill. You can receive SSP for up to 28 weeks.
To be eligible, you must be employed, earn an average of at least £123 per week and have been ill for at least four days in a row, which can include non-working days like weekends and bank holidays. Crucially, SSP is not a means tested benefit.
This is a benefit for people who are ill or disabled. It aims to provide money if you’re unable to work, or support a return to work if you are able to.
To apply for the ‘new style’ ESA, you must be under State Pension age, and have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work.
Find out more information on gov.uk.
This is a benefit to help people with living costs and it’s paid monthly. You can receive it if you’re on a low income, out of work, or you can’t work. The UK Government introduced UC to replace several legacy benefits and tax credits, including: Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and Working Tax Credit. You’ll stop getting these benefits and tax credits when you or your partner claims Universal Credit.
If you are on any of the legacy benefits mentioned above, we recommend you take advice from an experienced adviser before claiming Universal Credit. This is because you will not be able to go back to these once you have claimed Universal Credit.
This is a benefit to help with extra living costs for people with a disability or a long term physical or mental health condition. This benefit is not means tested.
PIP aims to support you if you face difficulty doing everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition. That’s why there are two parts to PIP, a daily living part and a mobility part.
The process to receive PIP is much quicker if a medical professional thinks you might meet the special rules for terminally ill people, so please bear that in mind if it applies to you.
This is a benefit for people who have mobility problems or need personal care. However, it has been replaced by other benefits for disabled people.
For people born on or before 8 April 1948, you will continue to receive DLA for as long as you qualify for it. For eligible people born after 8 April 1948, you will be told when your claim ends and how you can apply for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
If you currently receive Disability Living Allowance and you feel that your care or mobility have changed, then you may wish to take advice before asking for a review of your needs. You can contact our Macmillan Welfare Rights Advisers for more information or advice on this.
This is a benefit to help with extra costs for people who have a disability that means they need someone to assist in their care, and you have needed that help for at least six months.
AA is paid weekly at two different rates – lower and higher – and the one you receive depends on the level of help you need. This is not a means tested benefit.
The process to receive Attendance Allowance is much quicker if a medical professional thinks you might meet the special rules for terminally ill people, so please bear that in mind if it applies to you.
This is a benefit that can help with extra costs for people with a disease that was caused by their job or a workplace accident. For example, certain types of cancer are caused by asbestos which was commonly used in the construction industry.