I am planning to leave teaching. I have a diagnosis of MS but have been able to turn up for school (no sick days) for the past year. I am part time, I was before diagnosis and have not asked for any reasonable adjustments. Therefore there is no official record of any struggle with my illness, I have felt it though! It is my understanding that I don't really have a hope of getting anything out of the pension. The union, though vague, seemed to say the same. I know teaching (stress) is bad for my health and I should leave. I guess that isn't the same as not well enough to teach. I do have lots of symptoms that cause problems for me but they are small problems really. My reason for wanting to leave is to prevent bigger problems developing. I guess they don't recognise that?! Does anyone have any experience of getting accrued benefits and moving on to a new job? Or have any insight into how it is judged? I will go any see my doctor but I am not hopeful. Any advice appreciated, thanks.