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Discussion in 'Retirement' started by chuk, Mar 4, 2012.
I am thinking about this as an option. Advice needed please!
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.
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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.