can i get any government help as i am temporarily disabled for 12 weeks following an operation?

I live in Shropshire, UK and have recently had an operation on my lower back. I have been told that i will not be able to return to work for at least 12 weeks and i need to know if there is any financial help out there as i am the main breadwinner for my family. Any comments would be helpful thank you.

Asked By: - 8/2/2012
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hi. for the first 28 weeks you are off work sick you are entitled to statutory sick pay from your employer. you can continue to claim any tax credits you normally receive... More
Answered By: Autumn - 8/2/2012
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You are probably entitled to Incapacity Benefit. If you need personal care you may be entitled to DLA. You need to get your claim in quickly.
Answered By: poggle - 8/2/2012
yes you can get employment and support allowance from the jobcenter, also known as esa benefit, you have to get a doctors note as prof for the jobcenter though.
Answered By: Donna ktm - 8/2/2012
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