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May have to stop working, terrified of going through benefits system

looneytunes53looneytunes53 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2018 in Employment and careers
I returned to work 2 years ago after 10 years with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I had a relapse at the end of ladt year and despite everything it isn't improving.  I can't take time off as I have no sick pay...but think I may not be able to carry on working...I'm giving it in till I've had my annual leave at end of the month. Terrified of not having to go through the benefits system again..last time I had my finances salary but he died so am a single income household now. 


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @looneytunes53
    Welcome to the community, firstly I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    It sounds like you are in a really difficult situation, there is a benefits calculator that you can fill in to see what you could be entitled to

    If you need some support, you can call the Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333

    Do chat with us, take a look around and get involved, I hope we can help
    Senior online community officer
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