I noticed your post and was wondering what the remote working company was about and what you do? I am thinking it a possibility of a phased return to work at the end of next month. I may reduce my hours, and I have asked the question about working from home. I would be interested to know what you do for a job role with the company you provided the link for. Thanks Sunflower xx
Thanks Jill well done for getting it. I will try the cancer charity at the hospital near me I'm sure they can help xx
CAB have an idiots guide to applying for PIP and it gives a breakdown of how points are awarded - but def get Macmilan or similar to help you .
Yes I did get PIP but took advice on filling in the form and I found the whole process very stressful .
Hi -I think it's a real skill managing to fill the form in to meet the criteria and tick the boxes to get the points - I've known extremely unwell people score no points but get higher rate on appeal - definately get help from an advice service to fill in the form - it's wrong but that's the way it is 😡
Hi Jill can i ask please did you manage to get pip awarded? I finished treatment in october 2016 and returned to work a month later. I have dropped down to 30hrs due to cognitive issues, pain and fatigue and now been referred to my occupational health due to feeling overwhelmed all the time at work. They have written to my manager citing the equality act and suggested a stress assessment. She suggested long term that I should reduce my hours even further but I couldn't afford to take that drop.
I tried to apply for PIP in the early days after treatment and went for the assessment in person but I scored 0 for both parts! I just wondered what you would score on to get any income from PIP? As you suggested I will try to contact a McM advisor in my local area.
Do please get your union involved, remember you are protected by the Equality act. Also as Jill1998 suggested, apply for pip.
I can sympathise as my employers dismissed me on health grounds last year due to my multiple ongoing issues they lost patience - it's very stressful dealing with work issues alongside health issues .Have you thought about applying for PIP ? The extra income from that may help you reduce your hours or change to a less demanding job .If you do apply get a Macmillan advisor or welfare rights officer to help you fill it in as they can help you maximise your chances of being successful .