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I need information, can I stop working for medical reasons?

AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited July 2020 in Employment and careers
I have back pain that causes pain in the foot that prevents me from moving and I can only walk with the help of a stick or a wheelchair, and my question is if it stops working, what are the destinations that I must inform and who determines whether I can work or not

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  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi
    They award me daily living needs and mobility needs , and i am still working , i feel i am very tired and i cannot continue with my job . so if i stop working what should i do 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,543 Disability Gamechanger
    hI @Alhusseni and welcome to scope, would it be possible to take some time off from work, maybe ask your GP for a fit note? If you want to stop working due to sickness then you should look into claiming ESA
    https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Alhusseni said:
    I have back pain that causes pain in the foot that prevents me from moving and I can only walk with the help of a stick or a wheelchair, and my question is if i stop working, what are the destinations that I must inform and who determines whether I can work or not

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Alhusseni

    Good Afternoon & Welcome.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Sorry but what help/advice can we offer you???

    Please please let me & I will do my best to help you.

    @steve51
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    The DWP has awarded me with standard  daily living needs and standard mobility needs for my chronic back pain. I have continued my work and my question is what is the minimum number of hours of working for me even though I am in a wheelchair and a walking stick. I have gained a lot of pain every day and I want to know how long I can work. This is what I'm asking from you.
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    The DWP has awarded me with standard  daily living needs and standard mobility needs for my chronic back pain. I have continued my work and my question is what is the minimum number of hours of working for me even though I am in a wheelchair and a walking stick. I have gained a lot of pain every day and I want to know how long I can work. This is what I'm asking from you.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,521 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome if it is PIP you are referring to then you can work or not work this doesnt affect your PIP award, so there is no minimum or maximum working hours,

    I hope this answers your question
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,521 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again, If you are working the first point of call is your GP who will determine if you are fit for work. If found not fit then you will need to go off sick and if eligible for company sick pay or statutory sick pay then you should remain on this till it expires.

    The option is to discuss medical dismissal with your company if you and they think you are no longer fir for your role, they should have a policy on this.

    If you give up work voluntarily this could affect your entitlement to any benefits you can claim in the future

    Your PIP is not affected by any of this and will continue as long as yuou have an award regardless of if you are working or not
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    My question is not about the PIP award but my question is I can't work because pf the pain I have on my back so if I stop working, is there a problem to me with the job center   etc etc
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,521 Disability Gamechanger
    I have answered this on your other post 
  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you so much for being patient and being helpful.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,521 Disability Gamechanger
    Your welcome if  can help you any further just ask
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 7,495 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Alhusseni - Scope has some information which Jane has just mentioned. I hope this helps. :)

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Alhusseni, please let me know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
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  • AlhusseniAlhusseni Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you so much
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