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Ill health retirement

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by 1970devon, May 31, 2018.

  1. 1970devon

    1970devon Occasional commenter

    That's interesting littlejackhorner......I have been granted tier 1 but told by my union that I will not be able to work in education as TA or many other roles.......I am going to clarify. I would possibly be interested in doing lab technician work within school / college in the future.
  2. littlejackhorner

    littlejackhorner Occasional commenter

    Definitely get in touch with teachers pensions. I found them to be very helpful although it did take about a week for them to respond. Personally I wouldn't want to do a TA job even though I could as so much is expected of TAs now. I know that doing that job would just make me ill again but a lab technician job is a completely different thing.
    I have also worked as an exam invigilator. That has to be the least stressful job I have ever done. Its obviously only a zero hour contract but it depends on how much more money you need.
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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  3. lucykate5

    lucykate5 New commenter

    All the best to you all.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  4. jones14g

    jones14g New commenter

    I wonder if anyone can advise me. I'm considering applying for IHR and need to know can I make an application whilst I am still teaching? I am taking a lot of time off due to my condition but I am trying to not let my students down and am forcing myself to continue to work as best I can. On the TPS guidance forms, it says I need to "Have left all pensionable service because of ‘incapacity’." as one of the criteria before I can be assessed. So do I have to have left work due to my illness first? If I don't get awarded the pension then I will be without money.
  5. jennie6adams

    jennie6adams New commenter

  6. jennie6adams

    jennie6adams New commenter

    Hi I have been teaching for 30 years and am just starting on a second long term sick leave with no pay. In a phone conversation with OH they said the school had raised medical retirement. this was the first I had heard of it. Feeling a little shocked as I wanted to go back! Any help and advice would be greatly received.
  7. eoghanball0

    eoghanball0 New commenter

    Considering applying for IHR myself - Mental health issues - Is there any documentation of 'criteria' that they measure against. If Im gonna seek medical reports then I need to considering requesting that they focus on these areas I imagine.

    Anyone had success in IHR for mental health reasons?

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