I've been reading around this forum before posting but I can't find an answer.
I think I may be in an unusual position, so any advice specific to me would be great.
I need to leave my job next week.
Let's just leave it as a 'personality clash' (Manager is a , I'm not! lol)
I've found a new job starting 1st November. Great!
BUT, I went to the job centre on Friday and my area is trialing UC, and so the first payment I'd get is in 7 weeks from when I leave my job.
Obviously I'll be working by then, but won't be paid till 1st December.
I have no savings,
but have paid a bucketload of tax over the last 25 years
and something called 'National Insurance' to 'insure' me against being in a situation like this.
But now I'm in need for the first time in about a decade I'm whole outta luck apparently!!!
I've suffered with anxiety and depression my whole life but realised that life is better if I connect with other people through work rather than give in to my malaise - even if sometimes that work has been beneath me just to keep self-respect.
Anything is better than just locking myself away in a darkened room
and spending more hours on a computer than a full-time job would be sat alone at a computer trying to convince the JCP "I'm really sick,
I can't even work at a computer, I need ESA", etc, all that bad-back .
But I'm tempted to claim if ESA pays faster than the 7 weeks I've been quoted for UC.
I only need what's my right having paid in, and only need it for a month to tide me over.
Any ideas how best way to go?
I'm going to hand in my week's notice tomorrow morning either way.