I have seen the conversation on other pages on DDA what is this? I stupidly went fully-self employed in Jan 2006 and have been ill so many times and was signed off a month before christmas - which means no pay. I cannot get any benefit self-employed. So am now working 2 days a week locally (so no commuting) to try and recuperate this year (i have a supportive partner but this has put a strain on our finances etc especially as we just got a stupid mortgage thinking i would be well). Is anyone in a similar situation? I applied for private insurance but they wont touch asthma complications.
This year I am trying to get well so can work full-time again and have a career which has been put on hold.
ps i used to have a very supportive paye employer who paid me full pay for 3 months when ill and i stupidly left as i felt it was that job/environment making me ill.