I am trying to work out what to do for the best for my family.
I am married, have two children in their teens and a mortgage.
I have had a occupational health appointment and the Dr has recommended a reduction in hours, redeployment or ill health.
If I am redeployed or drop my hours in 3 months I probably won't be able to work anyway.
My condition has got worse in the last 12 months and my speech is now affected
My pension scheme says I can take ill health if my employer agrees but I just want to know if I reduce my hours or accept redeployment. In 3 months time I probably have to give up work and then I think I get less of a pension. It may sound obvious but has anyone else gone through this. I work for the local authority so am fortunate that I think its a reasonable scheme. I think they have to top my pension up as if I was 67 (I'm 53)
They will try to avoid this.
I am in a union but they can't advise on pensions