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I have tregiminal neuralgia. What are my rights of employment? Could I claim PIP?

myfairlady67
myfairlady67 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 4 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Long story short I am a carer for son who is HF autistic and epilepsy,  but I work pt and have on off suffering from  tregiminal neuralgia since 2015 . confirmed last month by my Neurologist that I have it .  I also been off work because the pain has been so  bad . Question is what  are my rights of employment . ( I have been at my work for quite a few years ) and   maybe claim PIP ? I want to cut my working  hours down  . I have so much going on  in my life at the moment probably stress has aggeviated my condition.  Any information would be much appreciated 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,005 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP entitlement is assessed on how your health affects your ability to carry out specified activities.
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system
    Note the section on being able on things reliably.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @myfairlady67 :) 

    Just to let you know, I removed your duplicate posts and moved this one into our PIP category for now.

    Have you spoken to your current employer about reducing your hours at all? 

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, but rather how your condition affects your mobility and daily living in line with the PIP descriptors (pipinfo.net). Perhaps you could have a look through the PIP descriptors and see whether they relate to the problems you face?

    Does your son claim any benefits? 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,270 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    What are you referring to when you say employment rights? 

    You can request reduced hours as a reasonable adjustments under the equality act..

    You may also want to be referred to oh who can do a work place assessment and make recommendations on reasonable adjustments 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,472 Disability Gamechanger
    There is very much a PIP claim to be made here. It’s a horrible condition and when triggered It will impact the ability to do anything reliably both in terms of time and safety. 

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