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Could I Qualify For Disability/sick Benefit?

Could I Qualify For Disability/sick Benefit?

Currently I'm fully employed and have been for the same company for 3 years now, the first year I was seizure free In work, second I had about 3 in work and this year has been awful, currently had about 5/6 whilst in work on shift. I was wondering if there was any point to try for sickness benefit as I'm having more and more grand mal seizures and having a colleague give me midazolam to get me out of a seizure.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hello Christina to go on DLA etc first you will need to go to doctors and tell them your situation and he will have to put you on sickness benefit for at least six months during that time your place of work will have to let you go cause if if you leave the job yourself you wont be entitled to benefits. I think that most of or all the information I've given you is correct but if you have any doubts get in touch with Citizens Advice and they should be able to put you right

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

How were you given midazolam at work? the person who uses it for you has to be insured just incase you pop your cloggs and they are blamed.are you prescribed midazolam? If so it is for status epilepticus which is the worst form of epilepsy. I have midazolam also which is used if you have more than 3 seizures in a row without waking between the seizures. It is used to relax your muscles . I have a lot of seizures and have had 12 in a row previously hence my need for midazolam. I don't work because of my epilepsy and receive the higher amount of pip in both caring and mobility. I know you are entitled to pip even if you're working but I don't know how much it depends how your epilepsy affects you at work and if you are using midazolam then I think you'd be entitled to pip because that's serious medicine!!! , but I'd definately fill the forms in and find out. Hope it goes well and really hope you don't need to use midazolam again ;-) xx

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

D@ Only if you qualify after a long wait after You apply. I would apply ASAP. Are Your still working with Benefits? Be your best bet.

posted almost 6 years ago
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