Does anyone out there have experience of applying for ill-health retirement?
I have severe osteoarthritis in various joints, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. Due to the ongoing pain, fatigue, mobility issues and concentration and memory struggles, I have not been able to work in my job as a teacher for over a year, having been in the profession for eighteen years. I have several OH reports stating I am unfit for work and so have come to the place where I need to apply for ill-health retirement.
I changed GPs at the beginning of the year as I was unhappy with the progress being made in my treatment. The problem I have is that my new GP is not being very helpful in her reports of my condition – saying things like ‘she says she has pain and fatigue’. To me, this reads as though I am not being genuine and I don’t think it will help with my application.
I am in receipt of PIP and the support group ESA, meaning they do not expect me to be working.
Would anyone be kind enough to offer me some advice on where to go with this?
I sincerely appreciate your time.
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