handing in my notice, going on sickness benefit


G

Guest

I have been off work for a month with stress, and unlikely to ever go back,
in fact I'd rather quit, the doctor is putting me in for councilling, that
will take time, and she is prepared to keep writing out sicknotes every 2
weeks until i'm ready to go back to work (not that back to the same place
though).

I really speaking should be resigning from there right about now, don't want
to needlessly drag out sickness from the employer and end up with a bad
reference, (I'm only on SSP anyways, and have applied already for my HB and
CT benefits weeks ago).

If I do hand in my notice due to health reasons, will I be entitled to any
income off the benefits, i.e. sickness benefit as long as the doctor still
keeps writing the sicknotes out for me?

I hear if you resign, they dont give u a penny.

Mike
 
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R

Robbie

I have been off work for a month with stress, and unlikely to ever go back,
in fact I'd rather quit, the doctor is putting me in for councilling, that
will take time, and she is prepared to keep writing out sicknotes every 2
weeks until i'm ready to go back to work (not that back to the same place
though).

I really speaking should be resigning from there right about now, don't want
to needlessly drag out sickness from the employer and end up with a bad
reference, (I'm only on SSP anyways, and have applied already for my HB and
CT benefits weeks ago).

If I do hand in my notice due to health reasons, will I be entitled to any
income off the benefits, i.e. sickness benefit as long as the doctor still
keeps writing the sicknotes out for me?

I hear if you resign, they dont give u a penny.

Mike
If your NI contributions are OK you can get Incapacity benefit. Unlike
Jobseekers Allowance it has no penalty for leaving work. If your Doctor
signs you unfit and you can't get Statutory Sick pay (for example by
leaving work) you will receive it.
 
G

Guest

If your NI contributions are OK you can get Incapacity benefit. Unlike
Jobseekers Allowance it has no penalty for leaving work. If your Doctor
signs you unfit and you can't get Statutory Sick pay (for example by
leaving work) you will receive it.

Thanks for that Robbie.

NI contributions shouldn't be an issue. I have been working there for 3
years, it's only that I didn't fully comply with their sick notification
procedures as I couldn't at the time, that they have decided I'll only get
SSP from them.

Another person at the job centre said to apply for sickness benefit, whats
the difference between sickness benefit and incapacity benefit? (I'm off
work with stress and there is a 4 - 6 week waiting list for the councilor
and I don't want to go back to work for that company again so I'll hand my
notice in shortly if i'll get benefits to sustain me until I'm ready for
work again).

What happens in 3 months when the doctor thinks i'm ready for work again and
stops giving me sicknotes? I guess it's a simple transition to job seekers
allowance?

Do I need to have applied for Income support, to receive incapacity or
sickness benefit?

I still haven't posted off my 13 page customer statement for my Income
Support claim as i heard that if I'm on SSP theres no point, as I won't be
entitled to it, so i didn't bother sending it back to them. Yet if I'm
shortly to stop receiving SSP then I guess I'd better post it off and be
denied then tell them of a circumstantial change later down the line and get
put onto it later without filling in a 13 page form again? Or no need to
worry about Income Support as its completely seperate from SB or IB????

Cheers in advance
 
M

mogga

I have been off work for a month with stress, and unlikely to ever go back,
in fact I'd rather quit, the doctor is putting me in for councilling, that
will take time, and she is prepared to keep writing out sicknotes every 2
weeks until i'm ready to go back to work (not that back to the same place
though).
Will your stress be solved by changing job?
You may find it easier to look for a job whilst in work.
If you leave a job because of stress - and you'll end up telling your
next employer this, then you'll be marked down - however wrongly - as
someone who can't handle stress.

I know you don't want to go back there because its made you ill but
you need to be able to work through this in a way that doesn't damage
your career prospects.

What work are you looking for? Is it an area you'll find alternative
work easily?
 
G

Guest

Will your stress be solved by changing job?
You may find it easier to look for a job whilst in work.
If you leave a job because of stress - and you'll end up telling your
next employer this, then you'll be marked down - however wrongly - as
someone who can't handle stress.

I know you don't want to go back there because its made you ill but
you need to be able to work through this in a way that doesn't damage
your career prospects.

What work are you looking for? Is it an area you'll find alternative
work easily?
There is one or maybe even 2 jobs going right now that I'd consider and I
might even go for an interview very soon but the hard thing is telling them
that I am on the sick from my current employer.

I could just just resign and wait until a job i'd prefer comes along - And I
don't mind waiting upto 8 months if I have to.. just to get over the grief
i've been put through with my current employer.. Wanting to work eventually
but preferably less hours, more relaxed, interesting and meaningful job, not
high pressured sales environment just money orientated and repetive scripts.
Right now I just need time out from it all.. unless this one particular job
is offered i'll be happy to take time out.
 
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R

Robbie

There is one or maybe even 2 jobs going right now that I'd consider and I
might even go for an interview very soon but the hard thing is telling them
that I am on the sick from my current employer.

I could just just resign and wait until a job i'd prefer comes along - And I
don't mind waiting upto 8 months if I have to.. just to get over the grief
i've been put through with my current employer.. Wanting to work eventually
but preferably less hours, more relaxed, interesting and meaningful job, not
high pressured sales environment just money orientated and repetive scripts.
Right now I just need time out from it all.. unless this one particular job
is offered i'll be happy to take time out.
The main thing is to take care of yourself. If you can stay in work, or
get another job then OK, but make sure you look after yourself.
 

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