For the past 3years I have worked in a farmshop in the the kitchen making cakes and meals,it was very busy little place with only me in the kitchen. I became very tired and started dropping things and falling over so decided I was mo longer just a danger to myself but others as well, so Sept last I sadly gave up work I decided in Jan as I have no savings left to ask the local jobcentre what kind of work I should be looking for they signed me up for JSA which I was awarded,at the end of Jan they sent me to see the disability work advisor who took me off JSA after seeing a list of all my illnesses and what I can and can't do . Last week I heard Ive been turned down for ESA due to not paying enough contributions I was advised I could try and get ESA on our household income but if my husband is working over 16 hours I won't get that either. I am at a loss what to do next and who to turn to for advice. I feel what is the point in working and paying into the system all my life then when I need it most being let down.
Does anyone have any advice what to do next. Also can anyone tell me as I have a letter from the pensions dept saying I will be getting a full pension in 2024 do I need to pay more contributions or not. Any advice on type work I will beable to do would be gratefully accepted as well