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Hi, my name is leigh! I've been off work for 7 months with a bad shoulder

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leighholloway
leighholloway Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2022 in Work and employment
Hi all was hoping someone would be able to help me. 
I’ve been off work now with a bad shoulder 7 months off last year back for 3 months the had an operation on it now been off since, I’ve tried to return to work twice now since the op, what happen when I decided I can’t go back?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,264 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    You should never quit work before getting some advice from ACAS. https://www.acas.org.uk/
    SSP needs to be claimed from your employer for 28 weeks, if entitled. https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/eligibility
    Whether you're entitled to any Universal Credit as well as the SSP will depend on your circumstances. As it's a means tested benefit if you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming. If you live with a partner you claim as a couple. Use a benefits calculator to check entitlement.
    New style ESA maybe possible but you'll need to have paid the correct amount of NI contirbutions in tax year April 2019 to March 2021. You can start a claim for this 3 months before the SSP ends but you won't be paid anything until the SSP ends. You'll need your SSP1 form and a fit note from your GP to claim this. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance
    If you claim both of those together the ESA will be deducted in full from any UC entitlement.




    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @leighholloway

    Welcome to the community, it's nice to see you join us and I hope you are well today. 

    This is a very supportive and welcoming place so I'm sure you'll enjoy getting involved, please feel free to have a browse and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. We have several categories that you can get involved with, and the recent discussions section is always a good option for keeping up to date what everything that is going on.

    Sorry to hear of the challenges you have had, has the operation helped you? Have you spoken with your GP about the struggles you have had with returning to work?

    I have moved your discussion over to our Work and employment category, which you might find it helpful to look through for related conversations.
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  • JaneC_
    JaneC_ Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 21 Connected
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    Hi all was hoping someone would be able to help me. 
    I’ve been off work now with a bad shoulder 7 months off last year back for 3 months the had an operation on it now been off since, I’ve tried to return to work twice now since the op, what happen when I decided I can’t go back?
    Hi @leighholloway, thank you for posting and welcome to the community.
    How are you doing?

    I see you’ve had some good advice about benefits but before you consider not not going back please do get further advice and consider all your options. 

    It would be good to get some advise from your GP and any other health professionals such as physiotherapist.

    Have you had an assessment with a Occupation Health specialist? They usually help identify or advise on what adjustments might be made at work to support your return. It might be worth thinking about the problems you had when you tried to return before and what you might do differently to help you. You are most likely covered by the Equality Act so your employer should make reasonable adjustments to help you. You might be surprised at what can be done. 

    If you have any thoughts about possible changes that might help or the difficulties you’ve had and want to share them we would be happy to help.

    I had long standing shoulder problems and needed help to work. As a Union official I’ve also helped lots of people in similar situation. It depends on the tasks you have to do and how that affects you. 

    Hope this helps and take good care.

    Jane


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