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Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by justbrowsing, Feb 18, 2012.
Has anyone been successful doing this and how difficult is it?
I got IHR in 2008, I honestly thought I would not be able to get it but I was supported by the OH doctor, my Rheumatologist consultant & my GP. You do have to prove that all avenues of treatment etc have been tried and that you will not get better. I have a rare autoimmune problem & so treatment is only for the symptoms when they arise but it cannot be cured. Therefore my health is unpredictable from day to day.
Have a look on the Teachers pension site & you will find some information there, also ask your union they may be able to help as well. I filled in the form & had supporting letters from consultant, OH doctor and my GP filled in the medical form which was mainly a print out of medical issues and the fact that there is no known cure & that treatment of symptoms is very difficult & tends to be trial & error. Once all the forms where in it took about 3 months but I did not have to have a medical & just received a letter telling me I'd got it with enhancement.