Hi there, I am just recovering from a severe flair up which started in January. My place of work is a school kitchen. When I visited Occupational health in january they said my job was far too dangerous for someone with arthritis to the extent of mine to be doing. since then my employer started the slow process of retiring me on grounds of ill health. I loved my job although now see it was very hard going on my hands which were the main source of the flair up. i am only just starting to be able to grip things again. At present struggling to stand very long as my toes are having a flair.
I am worried about financial issues once they have finished me, I don't know what benefits I may or may not be entitled to, can anyone help with that?
I am also worried about the long term effect of being retired due to ill health. There arent many jobs that your you don't use your hands for and if you found one and the employer asked why you left your last job, your chances of getting that job are low.
I know my health should be most important but i really do worry about these other issues too.