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Madonna1
Madonna1

Hi everyone. I don't know what to do.I work for the nhs on there bank staff. I have mild copd I think I still mild I not sure cus no lung function test since 2018.I have stayed home this week so far and im finding no help off authorities for my situation.I will have to work and I'm nervous as I have lung condition.😔😔

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It’s not safe for you to go to work .. you are entitled to stay off for 12 weeks and you would be able to claim Universal credit . Keep safe

Madonna1
Madonna1 in reply to Amanda3011

Hi.I not gonna get any help 😔 they say if you have savings you have to use them I can't afford to pay out for all the things that we have.No call back from bank the council doing nothing to help no payment holiday.credit card no call back and same with energy company.What goverment wants isnt happening cus they don't want us to have a holiday payment.

Amanda3011
Amanda3011 in reply to Madonna1

Go on page called 4up on Facebook they may be able to help .. my friend works for tesco and he’s off for 12 weeks as has asthma he getting full pay .. seems so unfair what your having to deal with .. 4up are very helpful .. good luck x

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Madonna1

That's only if you have savings of £6,000 or over. Do you live on your own?

Madonna1
Madonna1 in reply to hypercat54

Yes .So makes it harder as only income coming in.I think my managerthinks I should be in as I not had a letter and nhs do need extra hands and I happy to help but I am concerned about my lungs .

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Madonna1

You are only considered at risk when mild and not high risk so you won't get a letter. x

Is so sorry to hear didn’t you get a text or a letter from the NHS. Also please claim universal credit no matter how long it takes it also helps with your rent

Madonna1
Madonna1 in reply to teresa297

No I didn't I think you only get a letter if you had more then one flare up.

hypercat54
hypercat54 in reply to Madonna1

See my reply above. x

teresa297
teresa297 in reply to Madonna1

I just hate not true I have never had a flare up but if we caught the virus it would be worse for us as our lungs are not strong enough to cope with it

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