confusion with benefits

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confusion with benefits

Postby shorse78 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:51 pm

hi .

jsut been diagnosed with fibromyaglia after 9 years of suffering , :crazy:

anyways speaking to a friend she said i should now claim for pip

i have been off work 2 months now , been claiming esa as well due to i dont get company sick pay

i am going to try and go back next week .. i work as support worker

so im confused to how i can claim

also will the limited capability for work form(which is confusing and not clear form) help with the claim for pip ...

thanks in advance people
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby Garyl » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:06 pm

shorse78 your best point of reference and getting best help is Fightback they are on Facebook they are very good and give excellent advice.
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby zaininayah » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:17 pm

Omg. I was diagnosed in April last year. I worked as a carer/ support worker. I ache so much. I keep wondering will I ever be able to go back to the job I love with a passion and miss so much.
I'm totally confused too.
I don't even know whether to apply for pip.
If u find out love let me know too.
I hope things work out for you.
I've also been suffering 15 years before being diagnosed.
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby shorse78 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:28 pm

yes i do love my job , the is no way i can really take rest periods as it unpredictable job role and always on the go. , but caught between the devil and deep blue sea , do i go to work and help others and suffer myself , i will look into this as im jsut going on my friends word
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby zaininayah » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:53 pm

I totally understand where ur coming from.
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby Purplepig » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:47 am

I too am carer in community, haven't worked since last July, so wish I could go back. Sick pay now finished. I have applied for PIP, medical next week. Need to apply for ESA tomorrow, don't know how things will go. Good Luck to all :-? :-?
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:53 am

You could see which support organisations/groups such as CAB are in your area, and make an appt to see a Benefits Adviser. As they know the system well, they will be able to go thru things and advise you about what you may be eligible to claim.
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby shorse78 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:30 am

Purplepig wrote:I too am carer in community, haven't worked since last July, so wish I could go back. Sick pay now finished. I have applied for PIP, medical next week. Need to apply for ESA tomorrow, don't know how things will go. Good Luck to all :-? :-?


Gp recommended I "try" and go back see how things
Go .. Waiting for them to return my call for
"Light shift" so I can ease my way back . However
The way I am tonight I don't think it's gonna happen

Hope all goes well
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby fibrofogger » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:11 pm

Hi I am on Incap/Esa limited capability for work, I have not tried yet to claim for Dla/Pip as everything is so up in the air at the moment.
What I do know through the advise I have been given is, When you are explaining your day "It must be your worst day ever & Don't Give UP !! .
Like someone said above, there is plenty of help out there where you can get the correct advise.
Gud Luk <3 Soft Hugs xx

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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby zaininayah » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:05 am

Everyday I think I'm going to be Ok and fight the pain and get back to work. Do all my household chores in one go.
Then BAM I feel like the living dead.
Awfull
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Re: confusion with benefits

Postby shorse78 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:16 am

I returned to work last week did 3 short shifts
There am hour and realised I'm not able to work without
Pain relief . Biggest concern is when they make drowsy
Or don't kick in .. In a catch twenty two
With everything .. Oh happy days


Must say staff have been fab and supportive
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