Made redundant

If you've been made redundant there may be a number of ways we can help you.

We can help with things like:

  • financial support, eg a benefit or payment
  • finding a job
  • re-training.
  • Financial support - benefits

    If you need money to help with expenses, you may be able to get a benefit from us.

    You can use our 'Check what you might get' tool to find out what benefits and payments you qualify for.

    We'll ask you some questions, and at the end we'll tell you the payments we think you might be able to get and how to apply.

    Which benefit you qualify for will depend on your situation. If you don't want to use our tool, have a look at these common situations to see which benefit you could get.

  • Looking for full-time work

    If you can work full-time and are looking for full-time work, you may be able to get the Jobseeker Support benefit.

  • Sole parent with children under 14 (not looking for full-time work)

    You may be able to get the Sole Parent Support benefit. It can support you to:

    • help you get ready for future work (if your youngest child is under 3), or
    • find part-time work (if your youngest child is 3 or older).
  • Have a health condition or disability

    If your ability to work is affected because of a health condition or disability, you may be able to get the Jobseeker Support benefit.

    You'll need a medical certificate from your health practitioner, eg. your doctor, to tell us how your health condition or disability affects your ability to work.

    If you're permanently and severely restricted in your ability to work, or you're totally blind, you may be able to get the Supported Living Payment.

  • Caring for someone

    If you're caring for someone at home who would otherwise need hospital-level or residential care who isn't your husband, wife or partner, you may be able to get the Supported Living Payment.

  • None of these match my situation

    If your situation isn't covered here, use our 'Check what you might get' tool to find out what type of help you may qualify for.

    We’ll ask you some questions, and at the end we’ll tell you the payments we think you might be able to get and how to apply.

Financial support - payments

There are also other payments you could get from us, even if you don't qualify for a benefit. You may qualify for more than one payment, what you get depends on your situation.

These are some of our most common payments:

You could have a look at our 'Benefits and payments' section which gives an overview of the types of payments we offer.

You could also use our 'Check what you might get' tool to find out what type of help you may qualify for. We’ll ask you some questions, and at the end we’ll tell you the payments we think you might be able to get and how to apply.

Help to find a job

We have jobs available now in various industries and you can search on our job websites.

We can also help with things like:

Re-training

You may be interested in doing further education or training to upgrade your skills.

We offer programmes to help you get ready for work and can help with training and work experience.

You can also find out what's available across all the different Government organisations on the Connected website.