Sick and unable to work benefits and support

Statutory Sick Pay

If you are an employee who is unable to work through sickness, your employer may be able to pay you Statutory Sick Pay for up to 28 weeks.


'New Style' Employment and Support Allowance

If you are not working because you are sick or disabled you may be able to get Employment and Support Allowance. If appropriate, you will also receive support to help you get a suitable job.

Remember, some people might need to claim Universal Credit  instead. If you need further advice please contact our Welfare Benefits Team



Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

If you are sick or disabled because of something that happened at your work, you may be able to get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit


NHS Low Income Scheme

NHS Low Income Scheme offers help with certain health costs including prescriptions, eye care, dental care and travel.