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Does anyone out there have experience of ill health retirement?

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by chuk, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. chuk

    chuk New commenter

    I am thinking about this as an option. Advice needed please!
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I tried for it, supported by own GP and although I was really unable to do the job I was trained for and was trying and failing to do, it was refused.
  3. chuk

    chuk New commenter

  4. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Look in your inbox, Chuk.
  5. The modern adage 'you have to be dead to get ill-health retirment' seems to hold good. Following a spinal injury three years ago, and having subsequently broke my hip, supported by the Union, I applied for it. It is an expensive process, having to pay for reports from not only your GP but the specialists involved in your care. In all, I had three reports, which cost about £300 in all. After a lengthy wait and two examinations by OH, I did not get it. The standard now seems to be fit to do any work, rather than fit to teach., although they claimed I could teach given adaptations to the 'working environment'. My GP, right from the start, told me not to bother, and he was right.

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