Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. You are only eligible to receive SSP if you are employed by someone so once your employment with an employer terminates, you will no longer be able to claim SSP. In these circumstances you will be looking at other benefits.
What Government benefits a person is entitled to will very much depend on their personal circumstances and there are various factors which are taken into consideration. As all of these interplay with each other in various ways to determine their eligibility, it is best to go through an online benefits calculator, which would take all relevant factors into consideration.
The most commonly used calculators are the following:
The following details wilk be required to get an answer through these:
- income, including your partner’s
- existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
- outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments)
- council tax bill
Once the results have been determined, there will be details on what may be claimed and how.
The alternative is to approach your local JobCentre Plus, which can discuss benefits with you and what the options are: