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Hi, my name is Tiggs007! Looking for info around ill health retirement.

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Tiggs007
Tiggs007 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2022 in Work and employment
hello hello, I have just joined and came across this site for information about I’ll health retirement 
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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    @Tiggs007 Good morning and a warm welcome to our online community. I'm glad you found us and I hope we can support you with information around retiring on the grounds of ill health.

    Is there anything specific you need clarity around? Here's a link to Scope's general advice around Stopping work and ill health but please do fire away with your own circumstances if it would help.

    Take care and I hope this Thursday is a good one for you.

    Just to add: I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our Employment category to help our other members spot it and reply :)
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    It would help if you could tell us what it is you want to know and a bit more about your situation eg age , type of work , have you been off sick from work , medical condition etc 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello hello from me too @Tiggs007 :)
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  • jane1962
    jane1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi . I am 60 years old and have crohn's, diabetes and depression.  I am finding it harder to carry on working.  I had 2 months of sick last year for a flare and now on my 2nd month this year as having another flare.  Just wondering if there is any help i can get . I am not on any benefits.  Thank you . 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome @jane1962 it all depends on your circumstances I'm presuming you mean financial help 

    I suggest you try a benefits calculator found on gov website so you can enter all your details 

    Are you in a pension 
  • jane1962
    jane1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Yes i am in a work pension. 
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    jane1962 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi again 
    Ill health retirement is hard to get have a look at your pension provider details 

    You need to evidence you are no longer fit to work in any capacity for rest of working age 

    Medical dismissal could be alternative option sed your company policy relating to this some companies pay compensation tho it isn't a legal requirement 

    If you have been off sick and had your 28 weeks ssp you maybe entitled to new style esa if you have paid enough ni in the previous 2 tax years 
    This isn't a means tested benefit 

    Uc I'd another benefit but Is means tested so depends on your circumstances 

    As b4 do a benefits calculator as if you have no income as an example 

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