Advice needed, esa and tax credits

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    MrsKay
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    Hi, I’ve been searching for some definitive guidance on my upcoming circumstances but can’t seem to find a clear answer. I’m currently 4 weeks into a period of sick leave from work where I’m receiving SSP plus occupational sick pay, I work part time and claim CTC, WTC inc the disability element and PIP. My job role is changing and I’m about to enter a consultation period for redundancy, I won’t be well enough to return so will be made redundant whilst on SSP. I’m confident that I’ll be eligible for New Style Esa but hope to find out if this will trigger a change to UC? Some guidance suggests that WTC may be claimed for 28 weeks whilst on SSP OR ESA but I don’t know if this still applies with a change from SSP to ESA due to redundancy? Failing the above would it be possible to continue claiming the CTC alone and additionally claim NSESA until I’m well? I’m hoping to be back in work soon. From what I’ve read it seems common that the standard advice is to just claim UC but even though the amount is roughly the same as CTC and NSESA I will be far worse off returning to work especially due to the WTC disability element. To add, I don’t have any entitlement to HB, a partner or any other income. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, many thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide

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    Ramblinjon
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    Hiya.

    You have quite a complex question. Us forum users are not surposed to give specific advise, the forum is for support or opinions even though some users may be able to answer.

    I would advise to give the gingerbread team a ring, you’ll find the number at the bottom of the page under the link contact us. The advisors are specialy trained to deal with your query.

    Mark

    #28682 Report

    Ramblinjon
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    Anonymous,

    It’s a shame that you are unable to understand how the helpline works and that you are directing people away from gingerbread implying that the helpline is useless.

    For future reference if the forum user phones the helpline they will be signposted to the best agencies that can help if the helpline is unable to help directly.

    #28683 Report

    MrsKay
    Participant

    Thank you both for the useful information. I’m realise it is a complex query and will contact the helpline and look at any disability specific sources of information.

    I’m very grateful for your replies.

    #28703 Report

    Ramblinjon
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    Anonymous.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I’m more concerned with you belittling the helpline, as I mentioned before the helpline can signpost people if need be and I feel sure that they have access to more resources than you or I do. Many users are unaware of the helpline and I note that even the moderators signpost to the helpline and explicitly say that technical advice for things like benefits etc should not be given in the forum which is something that you regularly ignore by copying and pasting from Google.

    Yes I signpost a lot to many different organisations, having been using the forum on and off for around 10 years it’s often the quickest way to get folk the help they need rather than thinking that I know best.

    This conversation between you and I is not helping anybody and I have nothing further to add so will not reply to any further attempt by you to cause an argument.

    Have a nice day 🙂

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