Benefits for working age people

You can get financial help if you struggle to work or can't work because of Parkinson's.

The benefits you're entitled to will depend on your age, your income or savings, and whether you're currently employed or have paid enough in National Insurance contributions.

You may be able to claim:

  • Statutory Sick Pay if you are still employed but are unable to work because of ill health. It is paid by your employer for the first 28 weeks of any period of sickness lasting 4 or more days. Your employer may pay extra sick pay on top of Statutory Sick Pay

  • Jobseeker's Allowance if you are out of work or work fewer than 16 hours a week, and are looking for work. It is available if you have paid enough in National Insurance contributions  

  • Universal Credit which is a new means-tested benefit that will eventually replace 6 existing benefits with a single payment for those who are out of work or on a low income. 

There is help at hand

If you're worried about money or the current cost of living, we can help you understand what financial support is available and make sure you’re claiming what you’re entitled to.

Feeling in control of your finances is incredibly important for your mental and physical health, especially if you have Parkinson’s.

From benefits to grants to loans, find out more about what support is available