Hi everyone, haven’t posted on here for a while so please bear with me. Curently applying for ill health retirement from the civil service after ten years in this dept and the rest of my working life in others. DX in 2006 and part time since then. My wokload has never really been lessened and last November, just couldn’t work anymore due to eye probs, fatigue and concentration problems. Had letter today from ocupational health and now really worried that the application will be turned down. It seems to all rest on the report from my consultant who I see twice a year for about five minutes a time. last time he prescribed steroids which made me feel worse. All he has said is about five lines to the effect that he “cannot give a prognosis but MS os progressive and will not get better”. Has anynoe else had an experience like this? I know if I do not get the pension my union will help me appeal and I could possibly take the work retirement pension (I am 54) bit this is considerablly less than the ill health pension. It is bad enough having this horrible disease and money worries are something I can do without.
Thanks for reading, hope you are all well as can be and enjoying the sun