Hello, this is my first post on here but I’ve been lurking for quite a while.
I was first diagnosed 10 years ago and continued to work pretty much full time throughout. However, due to prolonged disease, brain fog and depression I’ve reached the end of the line and need to retire. I’m going to apply for Ill health retirement through the teachers pension scheme. I’ve read all the guidance and started planning but would really appreciate any advice or insights from people who have gone through this.
I was on sick leave for 4 months earlier this year and on return had an Oh referral and modified duties. My specialist and GP have told me they will support me and I will be going to go on sick leave again soon.
How have people handled this, should I stay on sick leave as long as possible (I can do so paid for 8 months) - what’s the best ‘strategy’ for this.
Many thanks in advance