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Claiming PIP?

clairelouiseb81clairelouiseb81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi everyone. Is there anybody that could give me some advice about pip pls? I am on long term sick and my ssp has now come to an end so I am stuck on what to do next? I doubt I am going to be able to return to my job as it is very physical work (14 hour shifts as a support worker). I have degenerative disc disease. I am currently on pregabalin 150 mg morning and night. Also cocodomol 500mg as and when needed. I struggle with every day things like cleaning and shopping.  If it wasn't for the fact that I drive I'd be stuck in the house a lot. Thanks for taking the time to read this 😊 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @clairelouiseb81 welcome to the community!

    Have a look at all the information about PIP here which includes how to make a claim, a self-PIP test and lots of other useful information. If you have anymore questions then please do not hesitate to ask! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • clairelouiseb81clairelouiseb81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited October 2018
    Hi @ami2301 Thanks for the reply. I have done the self assessment and it shows as no reward. I just dont know what to do. I am still employed but I don't receive a wage. What do I do about leaving? Would that go against me or would my employer end my employment on the grounds that I can't so the work? It's so confusing. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you considered ESA?

    Has your manager referred you for a medical? If he medical declares you unfit for work then you will most likely have a review with your manager. If you are to be dismissed then contact ESA. You can check out all the information about ESA here. Hope this helps :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • clairelouiseb81clairelouiseb81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks @Ami2301. Sorry about the late reply. My gp has sent them a copy of my medical notes. I have now had a letter to go into work for a meeting to discuss this. To be honest I don't think I will be able to return to work as my back is so bad. It's also affecting my mental health. 
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