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Ill Health Early Retirment From Sufferers Of Fibromyligia And Chronic Fatigue.

Ill Health Early Retirment From Sufferers Of Fibromyligia And Chronic Fatigue.

Hello peeps.....I am new to site and wondered if anyone could help me.
Has anyone been successful in obtaining ill health early retirment from work that has Fibromyligia and chronic fatigue ?
I would like to hear your side, what evidence you needed to provide to your employer / occupational health assessor.
Thank you in anticipation of answers

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes Yodi I have succeeded after 6 months off work, I did it thru occupational health at work NHS, I was referred to physio,>hydrotherapy> consultants and g.p, you will have to give the most intimate detail of your daily life and how fibro affects you (inlc, personal hygiene) your mobility needs a lot of emphasis with backing from your medics., make yourself a daiary of how certain daily activity affects you and then put it in a word document to keep to send to all those prying companies who need to know why youe struggle with your condition.. Good Luck, ask me anything else if you need a question help that's seems perplexing.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi so sorry it's taken me a while to respond but "better late than never" as the saying goes eh....Update time....I did get early medical retirement awarded to me and I got the highest level Tier 2 on the evidence given mainly by my GP however I am struggling to get PIP which is a benefit payment so I am surviving on my pension of £515.64 a month, that has yo pay bills food living everything. I was very very happy to be awarded tier two early medical retirement so if your going through the process yourself PLEASE KEEP GOING ...DO NOT GIVE UP ........ Get your Doctor to write a statement on your health for you even if you have to pay for it "which you shouldn't have too in my opinion " it will help you reaching your Goal so just do it and get that retirement sorted out. Fibro is bad enough it's tragic that we have to FIGHT for what should be given, when we feel so unwell. I will fight for PIP benefit please don't give up its easy to do but pease don't sending you hugs across the miles that separate us I wish you manageable days with your health luv everyone's friend YODI xxxx

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I have just been accepted for early retire in the NHS. I was helped by a welfare rights officer in what to claim and how to compete forms. You g.p will help too in deciding if retirementis for you,. I am 61

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I was diagnosed about 20 years ago and I retired at the age of 55, filed for Social security disability and was accepted on the first try; I had an incredible attorney who only practiced disability law so he knew all of the ins and outs. I truly was surprised that I was accepted so quickly because I have heard lots of stories about the battle to obtain benefits! Good luck to you!

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi.. i work for the nhs and am having problems even getting some reasonable adjustments put in place to help me at work. I am not asking for anything they are not already doing for others with conditions too. For some unknown reason I have to fulfil my job role or I will be redeployed. I am fighting this with my union rep now and the backing of ocupational health consultant too. I hope you get answers you are looking for. People don't understand these conditions unless they have them themselves.

posted over 6 years ago
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