I know this will sound a bit random, but can anyone advise on the process of being registered disabled ? I am just trying to prepare for any possible future outcome.
At present I still work (well attend anyway ☺) and plan to continue for as long as possible. My employer has been brilliant and do all they can to make things easier for me. They are currently trying to find me more office/computer based tasks, to take away the more manual side of the job.
My balance seems to be getting worse quite rapidly and I got to thinking, if we get to a stage where my employer feels they can do no more, and that I'm just an accident waiting to happen, what happens next ? I guess they would have to offer me some type of medical retirement. But then what ? As I'm not registered disabled, would I just go on 'job seekers' ? With the best will in the world, as a 58 year old, with Cerebellar ataxia, I'm not going to have prospective employers fighting over me.
I hope to go on working for as long as possible, but as I say, want to be prepared for any outcome. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.